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Tips for Encouraging Student-Faculty Contact

Tips for Encouraging Student-Faculty Contact

  • Since goals are more global than objectives, spend some time explaining the goals to students in the course. Goals are often presented in more user-friendly language and are easily understood by students. Goals also provide a framework to tie content to throughout the course so students better understand why they are completing certain assignments. Goals lend themselves to a friendly and informal style favored to connect students and instructors.
  • Providing some mechanisms for students to provide feedback on the conduct and content of the course presents you as approachable and concerned about learner growth. We recommend that you build some feedback mechanisms into the course so you have data as you revise the course for the future.
  • The use of technology to complete or submit assignments or activities should be carefully and clearly explained to students. Telling students to submit using the digital dropbox and explaining to students the steps necessary to submit yield very different outcomes.
  • Define, in very clear terms, required levels of student participation in the course. It is often helpful to illustrate the different possible levels of student participation using a rubric or point system.
  • Tone and expectations should begin to move students toward communicating with peers to better understand content and to support each other to learn the material.
  • You should take an active role in moderating discussions and providing feedback to students in ways that serve to model the behavior you expect from students.
  • Clearly explain communication expectations.
  • Provide models of acceptable and unacceptable responses to discussion postings and email.
  • Explain Netiquette.
  • Provide some verbiage about expected response time from you.
  • Clearly communicate the assignments and requirements for the course.
  • Use a video or audio introduction.
  • Announcements allow you to outline the week for the students and point them to key activities that must be completed.
  • Add audio messages into your course.
  • Students don't know you are watching the course unless they can see evidence that you have been there. Use postings, add new announcements, and provide feedback on assignments.
  • Encourage students.
  • Allow input from students about what they should learn, how they should learn it, and how it will be assessed. Most of you will have some content that is non-negotiable but will have other content that is less important to you. This content is fertile ground to allow students to have some control of the direction and form of learning.
  • Allow students the opportunity to critique and resubmit work. One way is to allow multiple submissions before the deadline with feedback provided to improve the deliverable. Grades are not assigned until the due date. You can also hold students accountable for higher standards on resubmitted work.
  • It is helpful to set aside a regular time to read and respond to the board. This is a good way to norm students to expecting responses from you at specific times.
  • Consider developing a FAQ section (frequently asked questions) on the board and update the questions throughout the semester. If you keep the questions generic and relative to the technical functionality of the board, you can use this FAQ in all online courses.
  • Allocate additional time during the first week of classes to assist students new to the discussion board.
  • It takes some time, but you need to norm students to using the discussion board for questions relevant to all course participants. This reduces your email overload. Encourage students to share knowledge on the board and to ask for knowledge they need on the board as well.
  • During the early part of the course, work at establishing community so students begin to experience the "social culture of the board.".

Questions & Answers

find the 15th term of the geometric sequince whose first is 18 and last term of 387
Jerwin Reply
The given of f(x=x-2. then what is the value of this f(3) 5f(x+1)
virgelyn Reply
hmm well what is the answer
how do they get the third part x = (32)5/4
kinnecy Reply
can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
sure. what is your question?
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
I got X =-6
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
oops. ignore that.
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
is it a question of log
Commplementary angles
Idrissa Reply
im all ears I need to learn
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what is a good calculator for all algebra; would a Casio fx 260 work with all algebra equations? please name the cheapest, thanks.
Kevin Reply
a perfect square v²+2v+_
Dearan Reply
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Abdirahman Reply
algebra 2 Inequalities:If equation 2 = 0 it is an open set?
Kim Reply
or infinite solutions?
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
Embra Reply
if |A| not equal to 0 and order of A is n prove that adj (adj A = |A|
Nancy Reply
rolling four fair dice and getting an even number an all four dice
ramon Reply
Kristine 2*2*2=8
Bridget Reply
Differences Between Laspeyres and Paasche Indices
Emedobi Reply
No. 7x -4y is simplified from 4x + (3y + 3x) -7y
Mary Reply
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
linda Reply
Need to simplify the expresin. 3/7 (x+y)-1/7 (x-1)=
Crystal Reply
. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
Chris Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
Ali Reply
the Beer law works very well for dilute solutions but fails for very high concentrations. why?
bamidele Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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