We continue our conversation with David Richardson on how to create connection online. In today’s “Expert Talk” episode David provides valuable tips for online teachers and trainers that deal with transferring our personality online, in a synchronous classroom. He suggests:
- not reading from notes
- creating personal connection at the beginning of each class…..
Today’s Hot Topic Question comes from George, who asks:
How to avoid plagiarism online?
How to check for plagiarism when the students submit their work?
Research shows that around 75 percent of students are engaged in some form of plagiarism online. So what are the ways to prevent this situation? Here are some strategies that will show online teachers and trainers how to avoid plagiarism online.
Many of us are desperately trying to become more fluent users of technology and to move from the status of “digital immigrants” (borrowing Prensky’s metaphor) to the team of “digital natives”.
In this episode of the “ExperTalk” you will meet Varun Chopra, the Director of WEBner Solutions , located in India, who offers a convenient and FREE distance education option to catch up on your basic computer knowlegde from the convenience of your home.
Listen to this 3 minute interview and see for yourself.
Today’s hot topic deals with teacher’s & trainer’s vulnerability in distance education. This is a very important subject as many of us at times feel vulnerable and cannot come up with the correct answer on the spot.
In this video I share 5 strategies that help me feel vulnerable and safe at the same time in a distance classroom. Continue reading →
Our beliefs about online teaching and training are very important for our success and enjoyment of this environment.
However, we often forget to pay attention to the beliefs of our students, and frequently assume that we share common opinions about distance learning (DL) with those whom we train.
Yet, there are many differences in our views of this educational context. In this blog I will demonstrate three surprising ways that the students see this educational context as revealed in my research.
I had a wonderful webinar last night. Teachers from all over the world gathered in front of their computers to learn about distance learning. Despite their enthusiasm, those in charge of the professional development at their local campuses were a little skeptical.
They did not know HOW to get their staff to accept the value of distance learning and get them excited about this new educational context.
So I decided to share 6 strategies that I use whan I train DL “newbies”