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Questions related to taking courses over the internet or other electronic distance-based coursework.

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Is a professor allowed to take off points for an assignment they messed up?

This is my final week in this class and our final project included an essay, presentation, and discussion board responses to the presentations. This is an online class so we depend on the availability ...
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Can someone enroll in an on-campus PhD program on the basis of a "distance learning" Master's degree?

What would be the status of a distance-learning Master's program in academia? Would it fulfill the requirement of an on-campus Ph.D. program? What would be the status of a distantce-learning doctoral ...
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Creating a StackExchange "Team" for an Academic class to replace the Canvas online discussion board [closed]

I am a community college math instructor. We use the Canvas learning management system for our online courses. Most of us use the built-in online discussion board in Canvas where students can share ...
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Error in PDF conversion led to lower score on test

My daughter is a college student. During her test she was required to use their online system to log in and answer the questions, then convert the results to PDF and upload to the professor. She ...
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How do I regain interest in a class if I’ve lost confidence in the instructor’s depth of knowledge?

I have joined a 3-4 months technical, online course related to my profession. I know the basics of this subject, yet wanted to get in-depth content about it and hence opted for this one. The course is ...
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Does an institution commit misconduct if it gives a low-quality online course to its graduate students?

I'm a graduate student in Physics. The past semester was online due to the current situation. We had a particular course named "Workshop course" which is about the metal shop where usually ...
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Mailing list or websites for remote teaching positions in universities [closed]

I'm currently a part time math lecturer in an engineering college in France, but I'm very much willing to teach undergraduate level math courses outside France. However, despite searching on usual ...
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How do I email other students in my online classes, to make friends, without appearing creepy?

I have been studying remotely at my university since September 2021. Each of my weekly classes on Zoom has around ten people. I always turn on my camera. But I still do not know any my classmates. ...
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Are university internal, password protected ANONYMOUS discussion forums truly anonymous? [closed]

Here I ask just about a university's internal password protected discussion boards. They are for university students and instructors. Because you must log in with your university details and password, ...
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What are good habits in learning mathematics well?

Please bear with me while I provide some background and then ask my question, which I hope you will be able to answer and thus aid my capacity to learn mathematics more efficiently and thoroughly. I ...
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Can the terms Alpha/Beta release be applied to an online course?

Alpha and Beta releases are stages in software release life cycle. Could these terms be used to denote the stages of ripeness of an online course? The background for this question is that I have ...
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Why are online lecture notes usually not accessible to non-students?

When looking for online lecture notes, I notice that most of the time you have to be a student and login in using your institution information to get access. Why would a professor not show the lecture ...
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Finding a classmate to achieve access to academic learning process and connection for non-registered learning enthusiasts [closed]

I will probably not be accepted to the Master of Cognitive Sciences program this year at a university in my country, but I don't want to lose my passion for learning and waste my time. So, I made an ...
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Is there an analogue to the Open University in Italy?

Is there an analogue to the Open University in Italy? By that, I mean a respected public distance-learning university with few/no access barriers. Another institution of this type would be the "...
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How to cope with studying on online platforms [closed]

I would like to know about any suggestions that the community can give about coping with online school. I have both school and my coaching classes. Hence the screen time is too high and I also require ...
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Can I study remotely in a USA university as a foreigner (Covid-19)? What are the prerequisites? [closed]

I thought because of COVID-19 and remote education plans, maybe some universities are providing a remote plan for international students. My goal is a PhD in machine learning, maybe I can start as a ...
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How to lead a succesful academic book club?

I have started an academic book club but I somewhat have a hard time with it. We are reading a slightly complicated text, so I decided to do a slow-paced reading; but up until now, only one person ...
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Is the ability to follow online presentations now a must-have academic skill?

I was never a big fan of live online (research and technical) presentations, lectures or seminars. I'd use pre-recorded online materials when looking into a topic myself, but I was never able to ...
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What value does self-learning a course (or several) have in graduate admissions?

I am an undergraduate student who hopes to switch my major from engineering to Physics. Although this switch is possible, I lack several crucial foundation courses in Physics such as electrodynamics ...
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How will C+ and many B+ during online school affect PhD admissions? [duplicate]

I'm finishing my second year at a top research university in mathematics, and my major gpa is still a 3.99, however my grades in other subjects have suffered tremendously due to the pandemic stress ...
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Tracking reading progress of documentations or ebooks [closed]

Challenge: I need to read a lot of documentations and websites, but often in random order. I need to track which articles of a website, or which pages of a documentation I already read. I want to mark ...
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Tons of People Cheating on Exams which hampers my grade [closed]

To give you some context we recently had our final exams and I barely managed to cross the threshold to get a 10 GPA in the course. I later found out tons of people had cheated on that course and ...
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Does poor grammar on a shared message board for school annoy teachers?

From the experience of a student, these are the types of people I notice on class messaging boards: Person 1. Writes almost six-seven paragraphs for a single question that could be asked in two ...
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Should I not ask my students about their hometown?

Recently, I taught a class of five students. I asked for their native place and all said that their hometown is X, but I didn't tell them my reason for asking. I asked them because I can communicate ...
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I am unable to submit online quizzes on time due to technical difficulties, and it is negatively affecting my mental health. Can I get extra time? [closed]

I am an undergrad student taking a chemistry class. We have a 50 minutes quiz every week during the discussion section. The TA usually emails this quiz to us, and while my class is at 1:00 pm, the TA ...
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My students are planning on taking an exam together via Zoom

I am a college instructor at a university in the United States. I am giving an exam to my students in a few days, and I am aware that some of them are having conversations about making a Zoom meeting ...
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How to compensate students who face technical issues in online exams

I am teaching a college level course, and a few students had technical issues during exam 1 (held online) and where not able to complete various parts of the exam. One option that I could think of is ...
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Courses outside colleges and do they count? [closed]

My undergraduate college does not offer the flexibility of attending courses outside my department, sitting for exams there and including the grades in the official transcript. But I have learned a ...
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How to grade unequal contributions to group work as a TA bound by instructor's rules

I am a TA for a freshman course in the humanities at a US university. Due to pandemic restrictions, the class is entirely online and the medium through which students learn is Canvas. Lectures are pre-...
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Professor creating math Youtube channel?

I am wondering if anyone can offer any advice: I currently am an adjunct and teach a bunch of undergrad math classes, like Calc, ODE, etc. What I want to do is to create a YouTube channel and show ...
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How can I deal with students who try to steer a course (in the online setting)?

I am not a course instructor, but I am a teaching assistant for a large course in STEM in the large US school. I have been soliciting advice from students to improve the course and tutorial for the ...
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How to deal with a setting where some students come to synchronous class unprepared?

With Online Learning, I have prepared recorded videos that are equivalent to lectures. Therefore, I was planning to make the module more interactive. However, it is often the case that only 15% of ...
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Has the pandemic changed opportunities for graduate funding for on-line PhDs?

In the past, I wanted to start a part-time PhD in History, but due to my geographic location and unwillingness to move, I realized there were no funding for a student like me. Usually if students want ...
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Problem with online class

I am a student at my local community college taking pre-nursing classes. My professor for A&P II requires a 360 camera while taking all the tests online on response. I have two small kids who I ...
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Zoom cloud meeting for education

I have a paid (education) plan of Zoom cloud meeting. I use it for my university classes. I would like to get meeting participants’ names. How can I get that?
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I want to go to grad school but don't have personal relationships with any of my online professors. What do I do about the LOR requirements?

I am an undergraduate student expecting to graduate next spring, but i've attended online classes for the past 2-3 years and don't normally have much contact with my online professors. I want to apply ...
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How feasible to learn undergraduate math in one year? [closed]

I know that Scott Young tried this for computer science by utilizing resources on OCW. I am more interested in mathematics (pure and applied). I wondered how feasible to do the same thing for ...
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Should live sessions be recorded for students when teaching a math course online?

I am a course instructor. In my courses, which are now online due to the pandemic, I have optional live sessions. In those live sessions, I give examples of how to solve problems (it's a math-based ...
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How should a prof assign duty for a course with a discussion forum/board?

I am (with a few fellow TAs) helping a prof with an online course in STEM that has a discussion forum/board. However, it seems to me that this wasn't really thought through and now we have reached a ...
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Will attending an Online degree in UOL be beneficial to my graduate/career? [closed]

I am a 16 year old student with a high school diploma through a Korean GED test, planning to apply for an online degree in computer science next year. Reviews about the coursework provided by the ...
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How can I deal with claims of technical difficulties for an online exam?

I was talking with some instructors, and we noticed that there is a pattern of claims about technical difficulties. I wonder if there are any rules to follow of whether to allow or don't allow ...
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Is ethical to rewrite tutor work and submit it?

I hired a tutor to help me with a programming task (he did the whole assignment for me) a few days ago, but instead of submitting his own work to my professor, I changed the code from him into mine (I ...
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What questions could I ask students in an online questionnaire to improve my online teaching?

Like many of us, I imagine, I have been giving online lectures, tutorials, Q&A sessions, exams, etc. for almost a year (and I just realized that it has, indeed, been almost a year...). I have been ...
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How to avoid getting lost in referring multiple reference texts at the same time?

I am a 2nd year PhD student working on a project which involves control systems and power systems. For the next stage of my work, I have to learn about a control systems technique which I am not ...
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Suggested tablets/writing pad for online teaching and giving maths lectures [closed]

I am a maths masters student, and am looking to buy a tablet/writing pad device. I will primarily be using it for writing when collaborating with a group on a paper, giving lectures/talks, and online ...
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Should remote teaching sessions be shorter than classroom sessions?

In normal years, when I teach in a physical classroom, I teach in sessions of ~90 minutes, with ~30 minutes break. This year, all teaching is done via Zoom (in real-time), and I wonder whether I ...
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Is it inappropriate to use school-provided remote learning tools to pursue friendship or relationship with another student?

Note: I am currently not enrolled in any courses, whether remote or in-person. This question is based on a post I saw a couple days ago on Reddit where someone asked a similar question. Now that ...
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What are suggestions for effective mixed-mode teaching? (i.e., teaching both online and face-to-face students simultaneously)

Since the start of the semester in September, my university has been offering only online-only teaching, due to COVID-19 restrictions. As the COVID-19 situation in our local region has been improving, ...
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How can I join a university class conducted online as a non-matriculating student during COVID-19?

I'd like to join a class at a university, as a non-matriculated student, that I can participate in online, due to COVID-19. I already have a PhD (in a technical field), and am looking to take a class ...
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Are we focusing too much on cheating with online courses?

Recently, the online calculus class I TA for took their first test of the semester and the grades were horrific. Granted, this is my first semester as a TA so my expectations might have been high. ...
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