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Jerome Tuttle said 5 years ago

Hi.  Some time ago we (online faculty) created our own mandatory DQs.  This capability has been taken away from us, and now the DQs are pre-determined for us.

It seems to me in return for this, the people who created these DQs ought to provide us with suggested replies.  Some of these DQs are awful and I have no idea what the writer is looking for.

I am proposing this in general, for all courses, rather than me just asking for a reply on one particular DQ.

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Kimberly Brownlee said 5 years ago

In ENG 106, I notice that the rubrics are now in .doc format instead of Excel. Are we supposed to calculate the scores ourselves? (Ack?)

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Kerry Kester said 5 years ago

I am currently teaching a lower level EDU course.  In the first week, one of the assignments is to be sure that students are obtaining a fingerprint clearance card.  Do all students need an Arizona fingerprint clearance card or a fingerprint clearance card from the state in which they will be working?  Thank you for your time!

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Tashana Howard said 6 years ago

I am currently teaching two courses and in one of my courses, a student called me at 11pm Eastern Standard time.  I was preparing for bed so that I can go to work the next day.  I have posted my office hours numerous times in the loudcloud classroom.  So when I answered the call of the student, I did mention to her the current time and I reminded her of my office hours.  But she was so upset and anxious that she didn't care that it was 11pm at night and she became very rude and told me that I have my education degree and that she is trying to get hers and that she would not call me again and would just call the dean or her advisor the next time.  The student had been in contact with me via the classroom prior to this particular night, but she does not like the fact that I have 24hours to respond to her messages. She wants an immediate response.  What should I do in a situation such as this. I have never had a student to become so disrespectful towards me on the phone. I had thought about submitting a facutly ticket as a backup for myself.

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David Snyder:Replied 4 years ago
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Stacey Barnes said 6 years ago

Hi!  

I have a student in my EDU-450 course who is overly negative and feels the need to verbally voice his gripes with GCU, my grading procedures, and previous instructors.  I have tried my best to listen to his concerns and stay positive while standing my ground regarding my grading procedures and the university's name.  However, I feel like this is a student that needs to be referred to someone (not quite sure who)...even if it's simply to have his voice heard by the university.  Who might I refer this student to?   Or perhaps there are some strategies that I can use to reduce this?  I'm usually able to help a student see the brighter side of things, but I am having an extremely difficult time with this student, and any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much for your help!

--Stacey

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Eric Nordin:Replied 6 years ago
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Greta Simmons said 6 years ago

Hi,

I am teaching a class (SPE226)that requires the students to do a practicum. Many of the students can not find a school, because it is summertime. Also, they are asking can they use previous field expereinces to meet the requirments. I am  not sure what to tell them. The have to observe students with special needs I know there are not many places for them to go.I adviced them to check some daycare centers and summer camps, but I know the setting will be different  Any advise will be appreciated.

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Eric Nordin:Replied 6 years ago
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Shillana Sanchez said 6 years ago

Hello all -- Here's an oddity.  I have a student who has organized a public facebook group for her fellow GCU students to join, the link to which she frequently shares in the discussion forum.  I finally decided to check it out and found a public forum  where students post rather disparaging comments about GCU faculty (myself included, of course), courses, workload, etc.  There were also some supportive comments between peers as well.  This is public space, and the student is technically doing no wrong, any recommendations for if I should address the facebook page in our course space?  With the student directly?  Ignore it entirely??  Just curious what my colleagues might do!

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Eric Nordin:Replied 6 years ago
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Anthony Hutchinson said 6 years ago

I will be teaching EDU 213 starting July 22 and I want to access a past EDU 213 course in LoudCloud from Dec. 2012 in order to archive some of my notes, announcements, et. al. However, Tech support informed me that Faculty Services/Specialists could give me access to my past LoudCloud courses.

This course and session is no longer viewable on my homepage and/or my classroom homepage.

Can you direct me to my past courses in LoudCloud farther back than the previous session please?

Thank you,

Anthony Hutchinson

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Eric Nordin:Replied 6 years ago
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Debbie Long said 6 years ago

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Anthony Hutchinson said 6 years ago

I have a student who was unable to submit her Benchmark assignment in the last week of class. She says she had technical difficulties and was unable to submit this big point-earning assignment before the class ended and, thus, the classroom locked. She has ticket # from tech support. Her assignment was "Auto Graded" and given a zero score and Published in the LoudCloud classroom.

She contacted her academic advisor about it, and was told by her academic advisor that I, the instructor, had the power to unlock the classroom and allow her to submit her last assignment late. Last time I checked, I do not have that capability or authority to do this. This was after I suggested she seek the advice of her advisor.

I would like to respond to the student asap since final grades are due this week.

How do I unlock the classroom for the student and/or should I accept the assignment late if I can unlock it?

Thank you,

Anthony Hutchinson

EED 364 Instructor

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Eric Nordin:Replied 6 years ago
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Robin Hunt-Crenshaw said 6 years ago

Hello,

How can I reassign a CLC assignment in LoudCloud?

Thanks,

Robin #questionsanswers 

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Jane Maughon:Replied 6 years ago
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Tashana Howard:Replied 6 years ago
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Bryan Ginter said 6 years ago

Do laptops hinders classroom learning?

Abstract - Laptops are commonplace in university classrooms. In light of cognitive psychology theory on costs associated with multitasking, we examined the effects of in-class laptop use on student learning in a simulated classroom. We found that participants who multitasked on a laptop during a lecture scored lower on a test compared to those who did not multitask, and participants who were in direct view of a multitasking peer scored lower on a test compared to those who were not. The results demonstrate that multitasking on a laptop poses a significant distraction to both users and fellow students and can be detrimental to comprehension of lecture content (Sana, Weston and Cepeda, 2012)

Reference: Sana, F., Weston, T., & Cepeda, N. J. (2012). Laptop multitasking hinders classroom learning for both users and nearby peers. Computers & Education. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360131512002254

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Sueanne Cantamessa said 6 years ago

I just filed my very first CIRs, one for academic dishonesty and the other for disrespect and abusive behaviors. I did not realize that in filing the CIRs I would be placed under investigation. The CIR stimulated an investigation of my classrroom activities and all my EOCS, none of which were awful, though not perfect. Although told by faculty support, the investigation had nothing to do with the CIR, I cant help but think otherwise.Am I confused or is thia how GCU faculty are treated routinely?

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Kathleen Matson said 6 years ago

I have a question regarding student athletes. I have had them in my classes before and have never had to grant extensions on academic work due to their schedules. Recently I have had a member of the track team notify me of the need for an extension for assignment due dates for an online class because she is competing and "trying to win a title" and therefore feels she should be given an extension on submitting her assignments. She is participating in the classroom during the week as expected. I have not granted the extension at this point citing the need for fairness for all students (any one of them can make a case for extensions based upon other activities they are involved in) and the need for student athletes to seek a balanced approach to their academic and athletic commitments. I could not find anything in the University materials that pertains to this issue and am seeking some guidance on this from others.

Kathy

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Sueanne Cantamessa said 6 years ago

What do you all do if you suspect that someone other than your student wrote and submitted a paper? The langauge of the paper is very academic/scholarly and not the siudent"s usual mode of speaking in DQs or IF. When questioned the student became hostile and defensive, as I asked for clarity/explanation of missing citations or deliberately wrong citations and references( from source in TII). Someone else's name appears as the owner of the template/document when 'saved as" is used. Any suggestions? I HOPE that I am WRONG! Sooz

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