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

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Is it possible that I can get a Duke University user account to access math videos? [closed]

I am an independent student of math and want to use many interesting video courses. Unfortunately the math video courses of Duke university are unavailable for others. So I want to know Is there ...
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Professor does not provide feedback, grades, or lecture - Do I have the grounds to file a complaint? [closed]

I am in a graduate level (online) mathematics course. At the beginning of the course, the professor told us to post all of our homework solutions to the online learning forum which is open for ...
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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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Are management courses useless? [closed]

As a business students I have taken tons of management courses - from marketing theories to company strategies to human resources. But I feel I literally got nothing out of them. What we have done is ...
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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 ...
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Becoming a self-taught software engineer

I am currently at an odd point in my life that has me looking back with regret, at the present with questions, and to the future with optimism and excitement. I am entering my senior year as an ...
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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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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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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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Online tool for receiving student files

I'm a TA in several modules and one thing I couldn't find yet is a system to help me manage student lab submissions. Most online collaborative tools I've seen do not allow me to, or make it quite ...
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Is it possible to do a cheap or free online or distance Ph.D. program? [closed]

Is it possible do to an online or distance Ph.D. program at all? If so, are there ones that are cheap or free?
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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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Why don't typical US colleges offer more online courses? [closed]

Why don't typical US colleges offer more online courses so that all of the classes could be taken online? Online courses are cheaper, more profitable and more efficient to produce quantity of student(...
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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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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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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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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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How can I get back on track after falling behind on my online courses? [closed]

I need some advice on how to catch up on my online courses. I have gotten really far behind on my work and lack the motivation to keep going. This my second year taking online courses and it seems ...
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What is the value of a Coursera certificate?

I took up an introductory course to forensic science in Coursera, because it was actually the only forensics course I could find that was accessible, however I do wonder if it is worth anything in my ...
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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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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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How does one go about starting a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)?

Currently my university does not offer any MOOCs. I am interested in creating one. How should I go about it? Does my university need to sign an agreement with one of the providers such as Coursera or ...
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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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another master's degree or just single courses?

My case is the following, I have already got a MSc in Computer Science, but my field of specialization was Theoretical Computer Science. Actually I am really interested in the field of Machine ...
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What is the status/reputation of the University of South Africa (UNISA)? [closed]

I would like to follow PhD studies in my field of Computer Science. The problem is that I have to work in my native country. I have read that this university, UNISA, is known because of their online ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...