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adult learners need encouragement

I believe one element we may forget as we teach adults, as they are accomplished, established, working parents, wives, husbands, family members, employees/employers: they are juggling 101 elements to achieve this degree: always encourage them always let them know they are doing well and it will all be worth it in the end!!!!

The Right to Die

Is it "my body my choice" or is this a slippery slope that historically has ended in disaster more than once?  Remember, 25% of all women are on antidepressants.  Have you had a day in which you would rather not be on the planet?  A week, or a month?...

Retention Strategies

Retention strategies are needed to ensure positive student outcomes. Although budget constraints exist, it is important to adopt a plan for engaging students in the class. This course reiterated the need to focus on those strategies and to also partner with the student to ensure that they are advocating for themselves.

Best advice I received for email communication

Never write in an email that you don't want on the 6 o'clock news.  You will be mistaken if you think these messages are private. Any email can be forwarded to someone else.

A challenge

It will be a challenge to move into discussion groups when in an online course where attendanxe is not mandatory.

Students with Disabilities

I have taught at Concorde for 11 years.  This is the first time I have been made aware of so many students with some type of disability in one Cohort.  This course came at the perfect time because I was not thinking of some of their issues as disabilities.  This has really opened my eyes.

How to identify in which of the 7 competencies that we have seen in the course a student has the greatest weakness?

I don't know if there will be any identification methodology or if we should explore these competencies one by one to determine which of them each of our students is deficient in.

Helping students who are balancing heavy responsibilities

I believei it is important to know what challenges in terms of time management a student is experiencing. We can advise them as to how to keep up and offer help if they get behind.  Students who are balanceing work, home and school often become overwhelmed. By showing understanding and being there to help/advise them, they can avoid becoming discouraged.

Understanding Personality Traits of Online Learners and Instructors

This was very interesting, the way they used the True Colors personality profiling system to develop teaching strategies and student assessments based on their personality traits. once an instructor has identified their own and students personality they could better understand the strengths and needs of the class. By providing assessments that engage and interest the student based on their personality helps them to increase their self esteem and become confident in their work. Therefore increasing their success in the course. Great module.

Asynchronous e-learning.

There was a lot of information provided on asynchronous learning. Including  changes in the education world, utilizing labs in a asynchronous environment. In addition, to provided ways to engage students and provide effective grading, and feedback in online laboratories.


I have found that encouraging students providing a positive reinforcement enviornment has a direct correlation to high student success in the class. 

Completion of all 12 EL Courses

I will use my Knowledge to enhance my students learning experience.




EL 201

I will increase my knowledge of the EL 201 course to enhance my teaching ability.

EL 110

I will review my know of EL Courses to enhance my teaching my online classes.

Good practice

Encouraging contact between students and instructor, develop reciprocity, encourage active learning, respect diversity, etc are key for an effective online intruction.


To ensure the quality of online education, we should promote communication skills.

Mapping time

One of the best strategies that works for me is mapping out time that it will take students to do thier assignments and interact with the material.

For example, I will set up a guide in my lesson introduction that looks like this:

This lesson will take approximately 2 hours to complete.

Introduction Video


10 minutes


in Canvas

30 min

Time Map Assignment

in Canvas

1 hour


in Canvas

30 min



 2 Hours

This helps students know what time they need to even start working a lesson.  Let's say they are waiting on the bus,… >>>

EL 140

My Wisdom with educating come from people being drawn to me as a person first. Then I establish a relationship with them even if it is 5 min. conversion. It may be about how are they doing or how can I help them. Later that person may be in my class. I already have set about implementing the first one of Knowles learning theory establishing a relationship. 

great CEE

all good thanks