Questions tagged [online-learning]

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

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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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What can I do if I am penalized in online exam due to no fault of mine? [closed]

My college is conducting exams online on their own portal that they built specifically for this purpose. Last week I gave a classtest and am shocked to see that I have been awarded 6/10 despite all my ...
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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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Should Professors use COVID as Discussion Board Material?

I am not a professor, but I work at a Community College. I work with students directly (basically a tutor) and someone asked me a question that I didn't know how to respond: Is it appropriate for ...
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Is it secure to use Microsoft Teams for quizzes?

So far, at the institution I work at, we have taken our quizzes in a proctored environment. Either on paper or sometimes online. But under the prevailing scenario, we need to resort to some fully ...
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I was accused of cheating on an online physics exam because my answers were similar to those on Chegg [closed]

Today I was found guilty because my exam answers were similar to those on the math website. I haven't even seen the evidence(Chegg's answers) they said. I would like some advice on the appeal. Here is ...
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Student responsibility for synchronous online assessments

Here are constraints for my course (which will be delivered remotely): The class size is huge (250+ students). Lecture contents will be delivered asynchronously (with pre-recorded videos and live Q&...
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What are best practices for reducing cheating in online tests? [closed]

I would like to know how can universities conduct exams of mathematical subjects during coronavirus. My university is not willing to let us be tested from afar because of the claim that in this case, ...
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I have been accused of cheating on an online exam because my answers were similar to those in a math website, is this sufficient proof of cheating? [closed]

My professor has accused me of cheating on an online exam, which was proctored by a TA. My camera did fall a few times but I was constantly lifting it up. The class is a precalc class which I'm just ...
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Is it a bad idea to use other professors' Youtube videos as lectures?

I am a graduate student at an American university, and I have been assigned to teach an online math class. I have noticed that there are many lecture videos available on Youtube made by actual ...
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Is there a repository for copyrighted academic video lectures?

As the Covid-19 pandemic spread out everybody’s moving to teach online. Would it be possible to post online my video lectures, without sacrificing copyrights, i.e. posting them with a warranty that (...
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How to allow students to work off-line, while still using an LMS to collect work?

Due to Covid-19, I am having to switch to a "hybrid" format, where I see students less often each week, in smaller groups, and more assignments are pushed on-line. The school is in an extremely rural ...
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Hand writing on Powerpoint presentation [closed]

I have a mathematical online course that has programming sections. It has transitions between Python, Matlab, R, and Powerpoint. Powerpoint has equations and questions. I want to draw some arrows and ...
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What should I do if I was wrongly accused of cheating?

I used to think that online exams allow me to perform better in exams in a more relaxed setting, but today after an examination I changed my opinions, because the tutor proctor probably thought I was ...
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Is Wiley Plus able to detect when students are cheating?

I am supposed to start teaching on Wiley Plus for the first time this coming summer semester, and as someone who is already not the most tech-savvy, I have concerns regarding students cheating on ...
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Refusing for turning on a zoom camera during an exam? [closed]

Hello I have a question regarding video during exams. My professor is hosting an exam using Zoom, and I was wondering if there was any basis for refusing to use the camera during the exam. Each ...
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What to do if my internet connection drops during the exam? [closed]

Next week I will start having online exams. One of the rules is that the camera must stay on during the whole time. Unfortunately, my internet connection will occasionally drop. This will happen ...
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What are the benefits and drawbacks of timed online exams? [closed]

I have seen several ideas for online exams but one thing that is not fully discussed is what are the advantages and disadvantages of timed exams? This will be helpful to many, especially during these ...
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Accused of cheating on online exams

This week I was accused of cheating on two online exams in two separate classes. Both professors are claiming the lockdown browser recordings show "evidence" of me cheating. When I asked ...
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Journal Club - How to encourage students to ask questions to the presenters (peers)

We are running a journal club online due to the current COVID-19 situation. The students have to pick a paper and present it online to teachers and their peers. However, I would like to make the ...
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Tools for PDF presentations commenting that respect slides

For my problem-solving classes I prepare presentations which include a reminder on the theoretical parts, statements of the problems to be solved, some (partial) solutions, tips and so on. These ...
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What are the best practices for teaching second-language students in classes that have moved online mid-semester due to COVID-19?

I'm working on a research project for one of my university's departments that supports professional development and teaching development for our faculty and grad students. We are expanding our ...
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In Moodle, how to submit student evaluation without assignments [closed]

I'm trying to configure (the online Virtual Learning Environment) Moodle in such a way that a teacher can submit a daily evaluation for his/her students without having assignments. I'm building this ...
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Can the university force me to share my courses publicly online? I want to use my course material to write a book in the future [closed]

As a response for the Covid-19 pandemic, my university built an electronic platform, and is now ordering professors to share their courses on it. The school platform is open to the public, so I'd ...
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How one legally can justify distance learning for on campus programs? [closed]

A few years ago we wanted to open a new program that will be based on distance learning, however, getting accredited for having a master degree program that is based on distance learning and not on ...
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Quality and effectiveness of remote/online vs traditional teaching?

Currently when a lot of traditionally taught courses are converted to online and remote education - what does science say about the effectiveness of that compared to the traditional classroom ...
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Does auditing a course hold any value?

I was quite curious about doing neuroscience so I reached out to a prof in my institution (IIT-K), who suggested me an online course on the same (MCB80). I have audit the course and am following it ...
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Stance of universities on remote video proctoring of online exams

Due to coronavirus, many places have been forced to shift to remote online exams. Have any schools issued guidance about the acceptability of proctoring online exams by requiring students to use a ...
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My professor is not teaching his online course himself, but uses publicly available videos instead. Is this appropriate?

I'm taking a graduate course online this semester, and have noticed a few things: Professor has assigned us a mid-term, a final, and a research paper as the coursework for the class. These are the ...
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How should faculty implement STEM classes that require hands-on lab experience in online learning platforms given COVID-19 pandemic?

I am a STEM teaching assistant. I know some professors were using physical class materials in engineering classes. How do you think they should respond to COVID-19-forced online education and still ...
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risk of shifting to online learning permanently [closed]

My university, like many others, has recently moved to remote teaching in response to the corona virus situation. In my department, the faculty have taken the lead on finding and adopting solutions to ...
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How can I collect popular questions from my students?

This is a question about moving my courses online. I'm aware of the FAQ posted on this site to help these issues, but haven't seen my specific question addressed there. I also asked a version of this ...
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What methods can be used in online exams to genuinely test the students' knowledge and capabilities?

There has been a lot of talk about online teaching in relation to covid-19 and campus shutdowns. This question isn't about that though: my question is about what ways online examinations should be ...
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Are online bachelor's degrees offered on Coursera the exact same as offline degrees?

The University of London is offering a bachelor's degree in computer science. It costs over 10k GBP and only opens application twice a year to high school graduates and beyond. Does it have the exact ...
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Using Discord to support online teaching

This is a question I plan to self answer, but answers from others are very welcome too. This term, I am teaching group and Galois theory. This is a heavily IBL course, where almost all the time is ...
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Tips for transition to online classrooms given university shutdowns in response to COVID-19

Given the recent shutdowns of many universities across the world, there's an increased interest in online education techniques. In my case, I am a TA for a quantum chemistry class, and I'm finding it ...
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Is it appropriate to have assignments due during spring break for an online course?

I am the author and teacher of an online introductory course at my community college. Each chapter in my class is designed to take one week to complete, where the assignments are due at the end of ...
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Creating a secure test environment for a programming lab practical

I'm a senior TA helping out my instructor with restructuring the course in light of the coronavirus causing in-class cancellations at our university. We have tools allowing our students to do their ...
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Software to live-stream presentations [closed]

I would like to be able to live-stream presentations online in case my school closes. My presentations are in power point. Ideally I would like to share my screen so I can use other software ...
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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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Doing Bachelors degree in Maths as distant education for Phd in Mathematics after regular Master's in Optics

I finished my masters in Optics(5 years bachelors+masters together) recently. In the course I had to study subjects like Classical mechanics, Statistical Mechanics,Electrodynamics, Quantum physics and ...
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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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Doctoral Advising: No Available, Appropriate Chairs

I work at a regional university in the United States. Several years ago (before I arrived) our department admitted five years of doctoral students (approximately 50 students) as general admits to a ...
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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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Do MLA guidelines apply in the UK? [closed]

Not sure if this is the right place to put this but: This week I started a six-week school project to write a research paper about diseases. As part of my preperation, I read a short paper on writing ...