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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. Online Instructors in Demand
Advancements in technology will continue to be one of the key drivers behind growth in distance learning. There is no denying the best formula for a well-rounded education consists of both online and classroom instruction because of the unique skills acquired for both.
2. DL Colloquiums and Residencies
The majority of distance learning programs require the attendance of a residency or colloquia prior to completing the program. Learn more about why it benefits both the student and faculty to participate in these learning sessions.
3. Quality Courses at Coursera
Coursera is an academic company that offers free education to individuals who are interested in learning. There are over 300 courses available that include computer science, mathematics, business, medicine, biology, social sciences, and humanities.
4. Motivation to Complete Your PhD
While studies show an average 50 percent completion rate for students pursuing a PhD, those who are successful tend to have strengths in perseverance and both oral and written communication.
5. Reference Citations
Every college student will inevitably need to write a properly cited college-level research paper at some point in his or her academic journey, particularly after reaching the master’s or doctoral level.
6. Distance Learning Essentials
Learn all the basic knowledge needed to begin your online learning experience with Distance Learning - Is It Right for You?
7. Teach Political Science with Twitter
Using Twitter in a classroom requires careful planning to ensure that incorporating it into the course syllabus will optimize the learning experience. Twitter delivers access to numerous real-time current events that can be a valuable instructional tool.
8. Podcasting for Auditory Learners
The component driving the popularity of Podcasts can be summed up in one word: convenience. Podcasts are increasingly popular due to ease of access to them via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
9. Understanding the Generation Z Student
It is safe to say that Generation Z Students will have more than one “life” identity. This includes their normal, human identities; their social media identities; their virtual gaming identities; and in some instances, their avatar identity used in virtual worlds.
10. 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.
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