Beth Konikoff

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Why don't students attend live chats nor watch them? | New comment by Beth Konikoff

Everyone offered great insights and observations! I have also been teaching online for over 10 years and have had generally poor chat attendance. As a collegaue above mentioned, those that do attend...

Live Office Hours | New comment by Beth Konikoff

In my 11+ years of online teaching, I have had 1 student attend my Office Hours (also a 2 hours per week requirement). Students will find me online and send an IM, but the Office Hours are quite in...

Engaging Online Learners | New comment by Beth Konikoff

The ever-expanding virtual world is itself becoming a campus where instructors and students can connect at multiple points. Finding the most engaging way for each student  to make that...

When Networking ... | New comment by Beth Konikoff

Sharing knowledge and experience benefits not only the student but the instructor. As the range of online students continues to broaden, the more strategies and successes can share, the more releva...

Lab Sims | New comment by Beth Konikoff

I agree the simulations are hands-on. But if there is"dead weight" in the group, this can create a problem. Students who contribute to the labs in a viable, dynamic way, get the most learning from ...

Reflection | New comment by Beth Konikoff

Performance and motivation can be influenced by ongoing assessments. For students who do well, that may be all they need. For those that don't do well, they may become discouraged. Conversely, they...

Diagonistic assesments | New comment by Beth Konikoff

The advantage of assessments is the ability to be flexible in the materials being covered. Whether the topics are rearranged or discussed differently, by knowing how well the concepts are being...

Technology Assessment Tools | New comment by Beth Konikoff

Technology to assess stuent comprehension can create other issues as well. If the student experiences some technical difficulty, is not focused when taking the asessment or thinks it counts but it...