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1. Sneaky Plagiarism Techniques
With all the online data available today, students are finding clever techniques to avoid writing their research papers.

2. Encouraging Participation in Discussions
Most instructors want their students to do well in their course. If you are one of these instructors, then you need to track student participation and encourage students to participate in the discussions that are taking place for the course. Here are a few ideas to consider.

3. Educational Lectures on YouTube
Traditional classroom educators must now use technologies that enhance learning in a virtual setting, and the transition can be seamless with the proper tools.

4. Understanding Learning Styles
Educating students from various age groups and cultures can be challenging for an online instructor. Selecting the best teaching techniques in such an environment demands understanding how individuals learn.

5. Preparing Your First Online Course
Approximately three months before beginning class instruction, create an appropriate set of learning objectives. Highlight critical areas you expect your students to have a thorough understanding of by the end of the course; they should know how to apply their new-found knowledge in the real world.

6. A Multigenerational Classroom
Since most online instructional programs are available to students nationwide, and in some cases globally, your classroom will likely contain various age groups and cultures.

7. Professional Development for Online Teachers
Many online teachers must complete professional development courses to teach undergraduate or graduate programs. You can find ideas to fulfill this requirement in this article.

8. A Critical-Thinking Mindset
No matter what level of education people achieve, chances are they have, or will eventually come across, the term “critical thinking.” Critical thinking is a process in which an individual questions the reasoning behind a particular claim or decision.

9. Can Artificial Intelligence Assist Teachers?
Let's face it, today, students come equipped with mobile devices inviting their attention. AI in education may enhance learning by allowing teachers more time to interact with students.

10. Motivation to Pursue a Doctorate
While studies show an average 50 percent completion rate for students pursuing a doctorate, those who are successful tend to have strengths in perseverance and both oral and written communication.

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