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Assessment, Cheating and Online learning

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Explorations of the assessment, cheating and delivery of online learning continues.  A recent article regarding how students cheat in online courses was further explored.  Additional resources for assessment of online and hybrid delivery are provided by Quality Matters.  Assessment and efficacy of online learning is explored by several organizations, f or grading rubrics,  including Assessment of…

Online Pedagogy

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

More emphasis about online pedagogy has been discussed more.  A relatively new online journal, Hybrid Pedagogy, focuses on teaching online, moving beyond the technical aspects of delivering online course content.  Connectivism and Connective Knowledge is an open online course that explores the concepts of connectivism and connective knowledge and explore their application as a framework…

Resources from Professional Day Fall 2012

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Carol Gray presented to our adjunct faculty orientation.  The presentation  [Welcome Adjunct Faculty! (online version)] provided tips for classroom activities, communication, contractual rights and obligations, and other resources. Teaching and Learning in Community was also presented at Faculty Opening Day by Mary Ellen Fydenkevez, Meredith Twombly and Kate Devlin.  The presentation  [Teaching in Communty_prof_half_day] presents ideas about how…

Writing is an important job skill!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Writing across the curriculum a workshop was provided by Barbara Walvoord on 2/10/12.   Recent research  identifies that many younger students engage in patch writing and inserting chunks into their papers.  Getting students and ourselves to write more helps students think more clearly.  AACU cites the top ten skills that employees look for in  a candidate include the…

Value of Promoting Student Writing

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

As the semester winds down, and many faculty review student writings, it is important to remember that research shows that students who can write and speak articulately have better chances of being hired.  Firefighters who can write grants and speak publically, help promote safer communities.  A recent blog supported the national writing day and identified it…

Plagiarism and course guidelines

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Every new semester brings additional articles and ideas on how to reduce plagiarism.  The GCC library has excellent suggestions for Copyright and Fair Use as do former blogs, here, including reducing plagiarism.  Recently, The Chronicle of Higher Education had several recent  articles, Toward a Rational Response to Plagiarism and Unconscious Plagiarism. Other websites, including Plagiarism dot org address…

Digital Age Plagiarism & Fair Use of Videos

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

A NY Times article entitled Plagiarism Lines Blur in Digital Age, explores college students’ confusion and disciplinary actions for plagiarism.  The article suggests that many students in this digital age don’t fully understand the concepts of authorship,  intellectual property and  copyright.  The article also suggests that digital age students who are used to downloading videos, music…

Plagiarism & Cheating: How to reduce

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Plagiarism and cheating continue to challenge faculty.  According to the NY Times, University of Central Florida has continued to use technology to help diminish cheating and plagiarism.  Different perspectives are debated regularly by teachers, students and philosophers. Colleges who provide clear, well publicized information to students about consequences as well as online information tutorials, similar to Amherst…

Reducing Plagiarism

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

A recent article described  how colleges have reduced plagiarism through outreach and education efforts.  The research found that a relatively short Web tutorial about academic integrity and plagiarism can have a significant impact on whether students plagiarize.  The greatest gains (for integrity) were among student groups that are statistically more likely to plagiarize — those who have lesser…

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