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PRESTO – It’s Here!

Published on: Author: Becky Parton

written by Dr. Becky Sue Parton … We have launched a self-paced course for anyone new or semi-new to online teaching and invite you to explore this exciting resource.  It is called PRESTO – Preparing Researchers, Educators, & Scholars for Teaching Online! The PRESTO journey will equip you to craft and conduct an online course. The… Continue reading

Differentiation in Online Coursework

Published on: Author: Becky Parton

written by Cameron Torti …. Differentiation is a common tool in education, used to allow for each student’s needs to be addressed in an individualized way (Braidic, 2009). In its truest form, which is “consistently using a variety of instructional approaches to modify content, process, and/or products in response to learning readiness, interest, and learning profile… Continue reading

7 Strategies for Minimizing Cheating in Online Assessments with Canvas

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Written by Dr. John Solis …   Maintaining academic integrity is a continuous challenge for faculty teaching fully online, blended, and traditional face-to-face courses.  Since Baylor University’s first inception of teaching in the online space with the Hankamer School of Business’ online MBA (Master of Business Administration) program and undergraduate courses from the College of… Continue reading

On-line Course Checklist

Published on: Author: Becky Parton

… written by the OTLS Team We have an exciting new resource for you!  The OTLS team has been working on a check-list that faculty can use to self-review their online courses.  It is meant to help you consider the elements of an online course that you want to incorporate.  Please see this PDF.  BaylorFacultyChecklist-2l6aq6c… Continue reading

Action Research

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  written by Ryann Shelton … On our campus, I currently teach a course for future high school math teachers. As part of this course, which is a practicum, my students are required to design and execute an action research project. This is a chance for my students to consider their teaching practices, collect data… Continue reading

Teaching with Technology: The TPACK Framework

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written by Ryann Shelton …. When you teach with technology, you add a layer of complexity. Consider what it means to teach effectively using technology: An instructor must be familiar with the technology tools as well as content and pedagogy. Furthermore, there are intricate relationships among these knowledges. These complex connections are represented in the… Continue reading

Techniques for Peer Evaluation Success For Instructors

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written by Toni Ormond …. In any type of classroom setting- including online- peer evaluation is an effective method to get students thinking critically and creatively.  When conducting a peer assessment, reviewers learn how to objectively evaluate another student’s work and how to offer direct, valuable, and productive feedback.  This experience will then translate back… Continue reading