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Digital Discussion Groups: No Longer Limited to Distance Education

Why Welcome Digital Discussion Groups?

Have you noticed that chalkboards are turning into class-sized computer screens, or that school libraries are looking more like coffee shops where directed group discussions and collaborative efforts are being held on students’ personal devices? Digital discussion groups are becoming the “new normal” in traditional classes. Instead of being reluctantly pulled along to this digital […]

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Three Simple Methods to Overcome Student Distractions: Especially for Non-Traditional Students

The competition to maintain the attention of our students is as fierce as auto insurance commercials and NCAA basketball. Every instructor confronts a daily battle to keep the student actively engaged and focused on coursework.  Student distractions are legion. The meteoric rise of distance learning, online degrees, and hybrid classes have created a new pipeline […]

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Faculty Development on a Budget: Six Ways to Foster Faculty Development When Inter-Disciplinary Demands Are High and Budgets Are Low

Does your faculty feel like they need Ed.Ds in addition to their Ph.Ds in order to teach effectively? Do they have the IT department’s phone number on speed dial? Does thinking about the “flipped classroom” make them want to flip out? Expectations of faculty—from you as administrators, from denominational governing boards, from accrediting agencies like ATS, […]

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