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Teaching online: Strategies and tips for college instructors

by Ernest Rice
Ph.D. student, University of Florida

If you haven’t taught an online course yet, you probably will be sometime soon.

In 2012, the US Department of Education estimated that 6.7 million students were enrolled in online classes in the US, while the number of online classes as well as online only degrees is growing constantly. 1,700 more words

Mass Communication Teaching (MMC 6930)

Teaching to support the diversity of the 21st Century college classroom

by Gabriel Stephen
Ph.D. student, University of Florida

Think for a moment about your cultural identity, think about the icons and seminal events that molded your generation: the iPhone frenzy, the September 11 terrorist attacks, Muhammad Ali lighting the Olympic torch in Atlanta. 640 more words

Mass Communication Teaching (MMC 6930)

Approaches to school-based curriculum development

Last week (12 November), I gave a presentation at the University of Strathclyde on the topic of school-based curriculum development (SBCD). A couple of people have asked me whether there is a paper to accompany the presentation – so here goes! 1,689 more words

Curriculum Development

Discipline problems in college classrooms: Strategies on how to avoid or address

by Robert H. Wells
Ph.D. student, University of Florida

Discipline is a concern for all college instructors at some point in their career. Having an idea of some common discipline problems, as well as possible solutions to them, will help mitigate the problems when they occur as well as help instructors reduce the anxiety they may have about disciplining students. 870 more words

Mass Communication Teaching (MMC 6930)

Unit Standard Features

The following is a summary of typical unit standard parts:


A unit standard title expresses the main outcome that someone who is credited with the unit standard has demonstrated they know and/or can do. 121 more words

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4 Questions to Help New Teachers Figure Out What to Teach

Shelby, a pre-service English teacher who is preparing to student teach next semester, recently sent me an email with this question:

How did you know what to do within your classroom?

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Providing Remediation: How College Professors Can Help All Students Succeed

by Earlesha Butler
Ph.D student, University of Florida

Offering remediation, or academic assistance, to students is nothing new for state and private universities. Because some states have cut or reduced funding for student remediation, students who’d typically enroll in fundamental classes to enhance their academic skills are now in courses with peers who may be advanced. 527 more words

Mass Communication Teaching (MMC 6930)