Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a new phenomenon, but they are quickly gaining in popularity. MOOCs offer a chance for thousands of students to learn at once, making more efficient use of teacher time. How effective are these courses, though, when compared to traditional online classes? Learn how two MOOCs measure up against the course quality standards of Learning House.
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The Learning House, Inc. developed its quality assessment rubric using research from four key tools
As colleges and universities across the country begin to offer online degree programs to students, the accessibility, navigability and convenience of the online learning platform is essential to recruit and retain students. A comprehensive learning...more
Colleges and universities are discovering that online learning platforms are a new and effective way to reach prospective students and generate additional revenue. While many higher education institutions choose to focus on student retention to...more
Research suggests that faculty in higher education initially adopt a teaching style that reflects their own learning style and/or adopt a teaching method they experienced that proved effective during their own education program. This approach...more
A rubric is a scoring tool showing students the exact expectations for an assignment. K-12 teachers readily use rubrics for their student feedback, however, higher educators are just starting to incorporate these evaluation tools into...more
In an effort to incorporate more media into online courses, instructors often consider adding audio and video content. Audio content, in particular, presents unique challenges that instructors should be aware of and understand upfront.
Instructors and students can do many things to create a sense of community in their online courses. In each course, clicking on the "Participants" link in the "People" block on the left side of the...more
Discussion Forums in the online classroom provide opportunity for class discussion and debate. Most Learning Management Systems (LMSs) make it easy to create a discussion forum but little instruction is given to choosing the best...more
When it comes to teaching an online course, the first step is generally to convert face-to-face materials into digital format. However, once you have done that, you may find that your course is missing the...more
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