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The UMS Faculty Focus blog publishes articles on effective teaching strategies for technology-enhanced, classroom, online, blended, or flipped learning experiences.  Faculty e-Learning Grant recipients and other UMS faculty are welcome to contribute. Please contact the UC Faculty Development Center if you are interested in writing an article for UMS Faculty Focus at uc-fdc@maine.edu

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Entries with tag assessment .

Asynchronous online discussion questions/prompts aimed at increasing student engagement

Hello again, my previous blog post (November 30th, 2017) focused on techniques to assess the level of student engagement during online asynchronous discussion boards.  A technique I use to assess my students' level of interest/engagement in a particular online discussion is to calculate  posts per participant.   For example, if I have 30 students participating...
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Assessing Asynchronous Online Discussions

Hello Again,  In my previous blog post (11/02/2017) I discussed pedagogical strategies instructors could use to increase student engagement and motivation during online asynchronous discussions (hosted in Blackboard).   The focus of today's blog post will be techniques I use to assess the quality of students' participation in asynchronous online...
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