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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 online pedagogy .

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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Instructor Decisions Aimed at Improving Asynchronous Online Discussions

Hello and welcome to my UMS Faculty Focus Blog.  My name is Tim Surrette and I teach several teacher preparation (education) courses at the University of Maine at Augusta.  Presently, all of my courses are taught asychronously via the Blackboard learning platform.  Each month I'll be writing about my experiences as an online instructor --- I welcome your questions,...
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