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Alternatives for Online Discussions

Last revised: 09/30/2019 by ehs.

Overview

When designing an online course, it is important to encourage students to connect with peers to discuss content and concepts.  According to the Quality Matters Standards for Online and Blended Courses, learning activities must provide opportunities for interaction that support active learning. (QM 5.2).  This article will review some alternatives to traditional text-based asynchronous discussion forums in online courses.

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Competencies for Online and Hybrid/Blended Instruction

Last revised: 2/19/2019  by jap

Overview:

What does an instructor need to succeed with an online or hybrid/blended course? The UConn Competencies for Online and Hybrid/Blended Instruction provides twenty-seven competencies to inform and self-assess against.

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Remote In-Person Proctoring for Online Courses

Last revised: 5/31/2018 by DSM. 

Overview

Sometimes even fully online course require in-person proctoring for administering tests and authentication of students’ identities. It is very common for online students to be geographically dispersed regionally, nationally, or even internationally and it is not always practical or possible to travel to one central testing location.  This article provides guidance around permitting alternate proctoring locations as a solution.
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Guidelines for the Authentication of Students in Online Courses

Last revised: 06/21/2018 by jap.

Overview

The purpose of this article is to guide the University community in meeting its responsibility for student authentication in online courses. These guidelines are designed to meet NEASC accreditation standard 4.48 and Federal requirements under Sec.  602.17(g)of the Higher Education Act of 1965. 
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