Cynthia Strycharz

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The Role of Technology | Origin: EL201 | New comment by Cynthia Strycharz

With an online platform technology is key.  If the technology doesn't work on campus that is one thing but when it's an online program the whole success of the program is in jeopardy. 

Understanding Online Learning | Origin: EL201 | New comment by Cynthia Strycharz

I know many instructors of online that just check off what the student has done giving out zeros for all work missed and moving on.  There's no or little reaching out to the student to see if...

Linking Relationships to Retention | Origin: EL201 | New comment by Cynthia Strycharz

I have taught online for about 10 years now, however our courses are blended so having them in class greatly improves the communication challenges of online.  Building that relationship is so...

Engaging Online Learners | Origin: EL141 | New comment by Cynthia Strycharz

Students are all different so you need to understand that what motivates one student does not motivate another neccesarily.  Keeping in continue communication with the student is your best tool...

Connecting Instructors’ & Students’ Personality Traits | Origin: EL117 | New comment by Cynthia Strycharz

If a student has options of how they can achieve an assignment then they can feel confident in their knowledge and be more open to the assignment and in turn their education.  

Successful Instructors’ & Learners’ Personality Traits | Origin: EL117 | New comment by Cynthia Strycharz

I learned that the students with Authority traits like lectures, Demonstrators like coaching, Facilitators like activities, Delgators like group activities and Hybrid like blended style. ...

Understanding True Colors Personality Traits | Origin: EL117 | New comment by Cynthia Strycharz

Learning about the True Colors Personality Traits I learned that Blue can be emotional, more withdrawn; Gold can be self rightrious, needs responsibiliy; Greem can be impatient, tends to make things...

Foundational Personality Trait Models | Origin: EL117 | New comment by Cynthia Strycharz

Learning about the different personality traits like Phlegmatic allows you not to judge or label a student but more understand how their personality affects their studies.  Knowing this you can...

Using Active Learning to Enhance Critical Learning | Origin: EL113 | New comment by Cynthia Strycharz

Critical thinking is taking a subject and turning it over to explore it deeper and have it relate to your own life.  This skill does not come easy for every student.  Therefore doing things...

Modification of Traditional Classroom Activities | Origin: EL113 | New comment by Cynthia Strycharz

I have been doing blended classes for over 10 years now but within it we have taken very few group activities that we do in the classroom and placed it in the blended course.  This lesson has...