Three New Articles from Faculty Focus (links below each entry)

November 16 – App Review: CloudOn

By: in App Of The Week

Cloud users have a variety of options for accessing content as well as the option of using any number of apps to create content, e.g. documents, spreadsheets, and presentations just to name a few. Many of the available apps in the iTunes store and Google Play even mimic computer application programs that most of us use on a daily basis and CloudOn is one such app…

http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/app-of-the-week/app-review-cloudon/


November 15 – Six Ways to Get Your Online Students Participating in the Course

By: in Online Education

Have you ever worried about the level of participation in your online courses? Perhaps you have difficulty encouraging students to interact with one another, or maybe you find student responses to be perfunctory. Surely there must be a way to encourage the kinds of participation that really supports learning…

http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/online-education/six-ways-to-get-your-online-students-participating-in-the-course/


November 14 – Getting Answer-Oriented Students to Focus on the Questions

By: in Teaching Professor Blog

Are your students too answer oriented? Are they pretty much convinced that there’s a right answer to every question asked in class? When preparing for exams, do they focus on memorizing answers, often without thinking about the questions?

To cultivate interest in questions, consider having students write exam questions. Could this be a way to help teachers generate new test questions? Don’t count on it. Writing good test questions — ones that make students think, ones that really ascertain whether they understand the material — is hard work. Given that many students are not particularly strong writers to begin with, they won’t write good test questions automatically. In fact, you probably shouldn’t try the strategy if you aren’t willing to devote some time to developing test writing skills…

http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/getting-answer-oriented-students-to-focus-on-the-questions/

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~ by bdytoc on November 19, 2012.

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