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Jan 28, 2015

Teaching International Students: Tips for Success

At NYIT we have a large number of international students, with differing levels of proficiency in English. In addition, they may not be familiar with aspects of US pop culture, and may have difficulty with idiomatic expressions. Here are some ways you can help them succeed in their courses. Lectures and material presented orally in class Especially when they first arrive, international students may have difficulties segmenting the stream of sound from the mouths of native speakers into recognizable words. Thus, you can help by doing the following: Enunciate carefully so that words are not run together. Speak loudly enough… More

Author: francine_glazer

Jan 21, 2015

Make Courses More Engaging - and More Manageable - with Technology

A Learning Management System (Blackboard; Bb) can be a powerful tool when it comes to organizing your course content and communicating with your students. It can also make your work simpler, with less time spent preparing handouts and collecting papers, and more time spent teaching and interacting with students. Here are some ways you can leverage Bb to take advantage of its features. Better Organization Make your course available to your students in Blackboard. Note: course shells are created automatically, and students are enrolled into these courses upon registration. The courses are not made available to students automatically. You need… More

Author: francine_glazer

Dec 17, 2014

Three Key Principles for Designing Effective Blended Courses

“Over the past 10 years, blended learning has matured, evolved, and become more widely adopted by institutions of all types. This evolution of the instructional model…have opened new possibilities for curriculum design, especially the ability to design a course that uniquely blends face-to-face (F2F) and online interaction, allowing institutions to address learners’ specific needs and customize the learning environment rather than rely on a one-size-fits-all approach.” — 2010 EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Report While definitions may vary, blended courses are typically characterized by a 30%–70% reduction in class time, with instructional activities being shifted online and in either asynchronous or… More

Author: francine_glazer

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