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Kamil Hamaoui replied to Kamil Hamaoui's discussion Critical Thinking Discussions in the group Student-Driven Critical Thinking in Online Discussions
"Hi Gus, Thank you for sharing further!  You're doing some really interesting work with critical thinking.  There is some similarity with what I'm doing, and some differences as well.  I teach psychology.  Given the…"
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Diane Gusa replied to Kamil Hamaoui's discussion Critical Thinking Discussions in the group Student-Driven Critical Thinking in Online Discussions
"My discussion forum assignments are also the same every week. The topics of course change. What do you teach? I teach sociology and education, and thus I have different genre to my discussions. In my education class I use music lyrics as metaphors…"
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Kamil Hamaoui replied to Kamil Hamaoui's discussion Critical Thinking Discussions in the group Student-Driven Critical Thinking in Online Discussions
"Hi Diane, Thank you for sharing what you are doing to teach critical thinking!  The critical thinking model developed by the Critical Thinking Community has been extremely useful to me both in my online and f2f instruction.  I like how you…"
Saturday
Diane Gusa replied to Kamil Hamaoui's discussion Critical Thinking Discussions in the group Student-Driven Critical Thinking in Online Discussions
"Hello Kamil This semester I have focused on developing critical thinking in both my f-2-f and online classes. I attended a one week workshop this summer in Berkeley with the Critical Thinking Community. My discussion forum has always been the hub of…"
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Eileen O'Connor commented on Alexandra M. Pickett's group "Teaching is Dead!" What's your philosophy of learning?
"Students do bring important perspectives - and if the discussion questions is looking for meaningful insights or sharing, I think students voices should be honored and respected.  I find that students will respond in a rich way when they are…"
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Ian August commented on Alexandra M. Pickett's group "Teaching is Dead!" What's your philosophy of learning?
"Eileen, I like that perspective. Students do have rich experiences to share. Sometimes when I post to an online discussion (as a student) and only share my experiences without doing any research, I feel I took the easy way out, because all I really…"
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Tabitha Carter commented on Alexandra M. Pickett's group "Teaching is Dead!" What's your philosophy of learning?
"Eileen,      As an older student myself who has 12 years experience in online learning, I appreciate an instructor who does not rely solely on research as I sometimes feel that I can contribute substantially to discussions based…"
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Eileen O'Connor commented on Alexandra M. Pickett's group "Teaching is Dead!" What's your philosophy of learning?
"My students are generally a little "older" (I am at Empire State College) so they have maturity but I do see how infrequently faculty will trust students to do their own thinking online.   The model for discussion boards is…"
Oct 23
Holly Henderson liked Alexandra M. Pickett's group "Teaching is Dead!" What's your philosophy of learning?
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Vicky Sloan replied to Ian August's discussion Looking for online learning policy advice
"Hi Ian, Here's some language from our policies/procedures manual regarding faculty development: Instructional Quality "Faculty who have agreed to develop an online/hybrid course must complete “new faculty” training sessions…"
Oct 23
Ian August commented on Alexandra M. Pickett's group "Teaching is Dead!" What's your philosophy of learning?
"I have met some faculty who do not think undergraduate students are mature enough to take online courses, I could not even imagine their face if I tell them to let the students teach it the class too. :)"
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Punished by innovation: The need for better focus on IMPLEMENTATION of educational technologies

Posted by Mark K. Warford, Ph.D. on October 13, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Nearly  two decades ago, educational innovation researcher, Gene Hall (1995), warned of a growing "development-implementation balance". The pace of innovation in educational technologies, on top of the increased accreditation and accountability demands placed on P-12 teachers and higher ed. instructors, suggests a need to slow down and think through the consequences of adoption decisions.

While it has been rightly criticized as a theoretical framework that is prone to determinism,…

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Welcome!

Posted by Women mental health on October 26, 2013 at 5:03pm 0 Comments

Welcome! My name is Valentina Capponi, I'm a psychiatrist in Chile and I am doing a research trainee program in women mental health at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston MA.

My interest is to build a system of communication between specialists from different countries working in this area. The objective is to create a partnership between hospitals that have a service specialized in women's mental health with training programs in this area, and other countries where this is still…

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Who's on the other end?

Posted by John Thompson on November 25, 2010 at 10:25am 1 Comment

Once people hear I teach online, I've had a few ask me how I know it's the real student actually taking the online course (assignments, discussions...). What are the latest thoughts on maintaining academic integrity/honesty in making sure online students have not hired someone to take the course for them? There was a recent Chronicle of Higher Education piece that raised some concerns.

Pulling back and looking at learning theories

Posted by Robert Piorkowski on October 21, 2010 at 10:34am 0 Comments



As a K12 teacher in my formative years, I remember taking education courses while I was teaching high school French to complete my masters. These were required for NYS certification as well as tenure. Like most young teachers, my first years in the classroom were filled with daily, "urgent" needs to have lessons and materials prepared for my students. When I would go to my… Continue

Research on authenticity of student work

Posted by Dan Feinberg on September 30, 2010 at 4:09pm 2 Comments

Online faculty (and the public at large) frequently have questions about how to maintain academic integrity in online classes. While research shows that people assume more cheating is happening online, there is no conclusive evidence that there is any difference in the amount of cheating that actually occurs...I thought this was an interesting paper on the subject: Assessment Design and Cheating Risk in Online Instruction (… Continue

Thanks for joining the community to help me test the site!

Posted by Alexandra M. Pickett on August 21, 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Hi! During this limited release of this site, i am looking for feedback, comments, suggestions, edits, clarifications that i need to make, broken links you may find... anything that will help improve the navigation and usefulness of the site.

I really appreciate your help.

Thanks.

Alex : )

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