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US universities exploiting Visa loopholes

Universities in the United States are making millions of dollars off foreign students by exploiting Visa loopholes. The full article is available here but I’ll provide a brief summary of one story in the article. An institution in California called … Continue reading

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Team Teaching

I have only experienced team teaching as a student once. A professor taught the theory portion of a mathematics course for the first half of the semester and his PhD student taught the application portion of the course for the … Continue reading

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Assumptions of Skillful Teaching

Brookfield (2006, pg. 17) suggests three assumptions of what skillful teaching is: Doing whatever helps students learn; Adopting a critically reflective stance towards teaching practice; Being constantly aware of how students are experiencing their learning and perceiving teachers’ actions. The … Continue reading

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Empowerment: Is it Worth Solving A Problem?

Objective My PIDP 3250 classmate, Dan, made a great post in the discussion forum about motivation, where he referenced a TED Talk by Scott Geller about the psychology of self-motivation. Geller (2013) talks about the four pillars for self-motivation and … Continue reading

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Selling Flipped Classrooms to Students

I am seriously considering teaching Management Information Systems in September as a flipped class. The course is incredibly dry and theory driven and the lectures are boring for me to give and my students to listen to. My main concern … Continue reading

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Self Motivation and Success

The following video outlines five steps to self motivation and success. These steps are outlined below: Write out your goals Create standards and measures for progress tracking Have success experiences Receive recognition Receive rewards I was hesitant about the 5th … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Self Motivation

My PIDP 3250 classmate Dan┬ámade a great post about the psychology of self motivation. He referenced the following video which mentions four pillars for self motivation and three questions to determine if we are feeling empowered. I see the four … Continue reading

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Who Needs Grades?

Many students are motivated by grades or degrees. They see it as their reward for performing successfully in a course. Unfortunately, grades and degrees aren’t the product we are looking for as instructors. We see learning as the product. Here’s … Continue reading

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Fair Cell Phone Policies

I think it’s hard to come up with a fair cell phone policy for everyone. The stereotype is think about those youngsters playing on their phones all the time. But in reality, our learners have jobs, families, and other commitments. … Continue reading

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Marking Group Work

Peer evaluation is an effective way to mark group work, but there need to be clear guidelines in place. Here are some examples which I found in a┬ádocument from the University of Maryland regarding best practices in group work and … Continue reading

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