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

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American universities hiring adjunct faculty from abroad [closed]

I would like to know examples of American Universities that can hire non-American adjunct faculty living abroad to teach online courses and also which US states have the least legal restrictions in ...
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How to deal with math problems if there is no solution book and no helpful teachers?

Since a short time ago, I refuse to try solving math questions of which there is no solution available, unless I'm working on an own/open problem in my thesis. In subjects however, I refuse, because ...
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How troublesome is it for a professor to replace a document posted on D2L?

On many occasions I've had professors that will post assignment instruction documents on "Desire 2 Learn" or D2L, realize they made a mistake on those instructions, and tell us students either in ...
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Violated academic integrity on an online coursework. What do I do?

basically I was working on the answers with my friend and didn’t realize the questions were slightly different and therefore I used the answers we got that were based off of hers to mine. I am scared, ...
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What to do if my professor won't give me a grade for a test?

So I took this online class and the professor didn't grade our exams till the end of the semester and I was surprised to learn that I got a 0 on the first one. Now I remember taking this test and ...
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University learning over online learning [duplicate]

What are some advantages of learning on-campus that one does not get from learning online?
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Software that skips pauses in lecture recordings [closed]

I enjoy listening to lectures at 1.5x speed because I retain the same amount of information while saving time. I find that 2x speed is usually too fast except when the speaker pauses. I'm curious if ...
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Recommended course weight for online quizzes outside of class

In many of my classes (mainly with undergraduate students), I begin every class session with a reading quiz, that is, a short, simple multiple-choice quiz on their assigned reading, to make sure that ...
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Are online exam proctoring services efficient and trustworthy?

Several universities are providing online degrees using a service "Online Exam Proctoring". Have these online proctoring services reached to a level of efficiency and trustworthy that even a complete ...
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Will “academic expert” for study website hurt me on the academic job market?

I've been offered a side job working to answer submitted student questions (at my own discretion) related to my field of expertise for a study website. Seems pretty harmless as a way to earn very ...
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Teacher has done nothing all semester - should I say something?

My Teacher for a required course has been completely unreliable for any amount of actual teaching. He is honestly the worst teacher myself or pretty much any of the other students have ever had. It'...
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What is the more efficient way of self-teaching, when the return is diminishing?

What is the more efficient way of self-teaching, when the return is diminishing? Keep on trying? or study more basic stuffs? I am currently teaching myself a few subjects, but I have noticed that the ...
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How do you send personalized information to each student in Moodle?

My institution uses Moodle as our learning management system. I want to send some information to each student that is personalized to each student but without any other students seeing it. This is a ...
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Online vs hard copy, which texts are students more likely to read?

I am wondering if anyone knows of any studies that indicate whether students read online texts more or less than hard copy texts. I am in the midst of trying to "reboot" the intro stats class I teach ...
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Can e-learning self assesment tools be incorporated in engineering education?

Grading homeworks and continuous inventing of new homework problems is time consuming work. Based on positive homework we run pretest elimination. Eg. students who solve homework can attend semestral ...
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Is It Acceptable to Contact the Professor of a Publicly Uploaded Lecture?

A full graduate level course is publicly uploaded as a series of videos on Youtube. Within the housekeeping section at the beginning of the course, the professor provides an email address as a means ...
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How can I organise my own proctor in South America for a foreign university exam?

I am taking an online accredited course at Illinois and I need to have someone in South America proctor a test (preferably Bolivia, Argentina, or Chile). Anyone have any suggestions for how to ...
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Do online students deserve video content?

I teach different courses online and in person and expect all my students to read textbooks and web pages. The online students get an extra explanatory text every week that is meant to replace the ...
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Poor online school curriculum. Need to go to real school [closed]

I'm enrolled in whats my opinion as a very lazy excuse for an online school. I'm very miserable with it. I am planning on leaving it and going to real school next year, but I'm terrified that because ...
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Does self-study leads to fast but shallow knowledge acquisition [closed]

On another SE site i have read that Self-study often leads to rapid but shallow knowledge acquisition. I'm a software engineer and i spend a lot of time taking math and physics courses on ...
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Moderating online education forums: delete, snip or leave rudeness?

I'm a moderator for an online forum for a particular module at a distance-learning University. Part of the job is to answer questions regarding course materials, the other main part is to be on the ...
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Would summarizing peer-reviewed articles on a blog be frowned upon?

Lately I've been reading a lot of the influential papers in my field (computer science, but specifically, machine learning). What's about to happen if I decide to publish my detailed notes (along with ...
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What are differences between various indexing service: SCI, SSCI, SCOPUS and others? [closed]

I wanted to submit a paper to "Computer & Education (IF: 3.819 and indexed in many other indexing system)" journal by Elsevier, but unfortunately submitted a paper to "The Internet and Higher ...
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Can I mention the completion of online courses as professional qualifications when applying to university?

I am applying now to a postgraduate program in Computer Science. In the application, there is a subsection where I can mention my professional qualifications; I am wondering if it is appropriate to ...
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How can I challenge a professor who is ignoring me in an online course?

This summer I am taking an online course due to being part of an internship 1000 miles from home. That said, the physics course I am taking the instructor is not grading the tests right. When asked ...
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Do online courses and certificates actually count toward University credits?

I am interested in pursuing a couple of online courses and certifications but I am not sure if they will count towards my university credits or in getting a job. I found some courses from this article ...
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A teaching situation.(long) Comments and suggestions welcome [closed]

Sorry there is a long lead-in to this question. It's a specific complicated situation and the background is part of it. I am on retirement/long-term sick leave. I do a certain amount of tutoring ...
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Online Access of Journals [closed]

Recently I got myself enrolled in a PhD programme. I want to know whether there is any website where one can get registered and get access to various different sites for journals like Jstor, Science ...
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Would it be a good idea to take online Master's program in Statistics? [closed]

I have BSc. in Statistics and I am interested in pursuing a Master's degree in Statistics. I have looked at several master's program in Statistics, and I have narrowed my options down to few. But it ...
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What to do when a professor hasn't uploaded course content for an online class?

I'm a student in an online class at university, and we're now a few weeks into the course. So far, only two lectures have been uploaded—there should be six or seven. On the course discussion board, ...
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How to get students to use the course forum?

Forums are common features of online courses. The software is usually provided by the institution. It is in everyone's interest to make a course forum useful, maybe even lively; generally we want more ...
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US accreditation and online degrees

In the past I have never worried too much about accreditation, because it was fairly easy to tell reputable schools apart from the mail order degrees. Unfortunately, this line is getting blurred by ...
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Course on Moodle - how to download all student interactions?

My institution uses Moodle as online learning platform. I am enthusiastic at Moodle capabilities, and suspect this had a positive effect on my class. Would like to prove it (or disprove it) by looking ...
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Teaching Online at US Universities without a proof of authorization to work in the United States

Good morning, My name is Gretel Echazú, I am an Argentinian anthropologist who researched in Brazil, Argentina and Peru. I got my PhD in anthropology with an investigation linked to health, race and ...
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What are your recommendations to organizing online streams of lectures? [closed]

What are the aspects you would recommend to pay attention to? Specifically, we're organizing a seminar series, where we would also like to make the streams available online. It is not so important ...
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Avoiding offense when asking about taking a course without watching lectures

I'm a student in a part-time graduate program that is delivered online. I had been hoping to enroll in a particular course that, until recently, was indicated as scheduled to be offered in the ...
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Is doing a mid-career PhD worth it?

I currently teach part-time at a Canadian technical college. Over the past few years I've applied to full professorship openings in my department, while they require at least a masters degree ...
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Does dropping a Coursera course look bad in a PhD application to the university offering the course?

A few weeks ago I've enrolled in a Coursera course offered by university A, without asking for a certificate. I've completed some of the work, but now my university holds a course on the same topic, ...
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Online/Distance Math Teaching

I am a math instructor at local community college. I am in mid 60's and in good health except for a minor mobility issue. Teaching is mentally very rewarding. Beside teaching, I am also tutoring ...
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What strategies are there for defining learner profiles for an online course aimed at international students?

I am interested in developing a set of postgraduate level courses that will be taught entirely online aimed at a primarily international (non-UK) audience. I am seeking strategies for defining a set ...
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How will taking upper level undergraduate courses online affect graduate admissions?

My dilemma: I'm interested in potentially going to graduate school to obtain my PhD in math with an ideal career as a professor at a research university. I entered undergrad as a computer engineer and ...
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Is there data or research on the tradeoffs associated with allowing anonymous posting on forums like Piazza?

A large amount of research from the EdTech world finds that forums that encourage social learning, if used right, can significantly improve learning outcomes. Of course, there are downsides. One of ...
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Effects of Game-based Learning on Motivation for Learning [closed]

I found many studies discovering the impact of game-based learning on motivation for learning. For example, these papers You can also find a summary of them in this book chapter. However, it is ...
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Are there universities/institutions which offers free (or almost) recognized degrees through online coursework?

I heard that using online resources, some of the top universities like MIT (Micromasters) and Harvard are offering free online courses and specializations. I wonder if there are institutions that ...
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How to learn advanced math and statistics at my own pace? [closed]

I have not a very strong mathematical nor statistical background. This fact has not prevented me to work in a data analysis department because of my programming skills. I know the basics of important ...
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How often should an academic reference for computer-related subjects be revised?

I know of a certain on-line college offering Bachelor of Arts Major in Information Technology. After inquiring about the program, I found out that almost all the references/ modules this school gives ...
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Is it acceptable for paid online course to use quizzes and materials from elsewhere on the internet?

This question is specifically about a high school course, but it should be applicable to any online course in general. I was taking a physics course online to skip it in school, those courses are ...
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Can we quantify the difference made by or popularity of online learning?

How much of a change is online learning through open courseware (OCW), etc., actually making? Are there any peer reviewed studies regarding the same?
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Online courses in standard university curriculums

Does anyone know examples where online courses (or other similar eLearning methods) are currently used effectively in the curriculum of a university?
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Digital media rights for online courses (US)

I've been trying to research how digital media can be lawfully utilized for online, distance-learning courses. The specific use case here would not be a MOOC or anything massive, but an online course ...