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Here are the top ten articles for the Distance Learning Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Student Diversity
There is one commonality that all online instructors will face, and that is student diversity. Since the majority of online instructional programs are available to students nationwide, and in some cases globally, your classroom will likely contain a range of age groups and cultures.
2. Learning Diversity
Technology has opened up a door of cultural awareness by providing virtual communication avenues not historically available. People are learning more about different countries and cultures.
3. Hybrid Instruction
There are essentially three main avenues of teaching today: on campus, hybrid, and online. As technology continues to evolve, so will the method of delivering education and training; thus, the need for teaching a hybrid or online course is inevitable.
4. Pedagogy, Andragogy, and Technology
In the past century, methods of learning and teaching have been affected greatly by a number of factors including economic changes, cultural changes, technological innovations, and globalization.
5. How Rubrics Help Assess Learning
In academia, a rubric is a scoring tool that identifies criteria related to a particular assignment or learning objective. It is what both teachers and students use to ascertain the requirements for meeting a particular grade expectation.
6. The Self-Directed Distance Learner
Have you ever heard of Self-Directed Learning? If you have ever participated in a distance learning program, then you might be familiar with self-directed learning.
7. Online Instructor - Job Interviews
Today, teaching qualifications at the university level are becoming more demanding, as candidates selected are expected to hold a PhD in addition to years of teaching experience. However, with persistence and dedication to achieving your passion, you will eventually get your foot in the door.
8. Self-Assessments for Teachers
In an academic environment, assessments are used to measure studentsí learning success; however, assessments are also used to measure the quality of teacher knowledge.
9. How Student Communication has Changed
Distance learning has been around for a long time, and even though course work requirements tend to be similar for both distance learning and classroom instruction, communication methods have changed.
10. Free Online Courses at Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University is one of a number of top universities offering free online courses through a program called Open Learning Initiative (OLI).
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