2013

Keeping Students Engaged in the Online Classroom

How do we keep students engaged in quality learning while operating within the challenges of physical separation in time and distance? Read More...
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The SPF7447 Rule

If this is your first time teaching in a Model Classroom environment, remember the "SPF7447 rule": 

S - stay within Nefsis
P - preload your files before class begins (DOC, PDF, PPT, AVI, etc.)
F - "Follow my layout" shall always be turned on

You can't go wrong if you stick to SPF. Finally, call x7447 (Support Center) if you run into any technical issues.  Read More...
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8 Lessons Learned from Teaching Online

This video list of insights comes from experts in the field of online teaching. Here is a collection of 8 lessons that might improve your online course! Read More...
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Is NPC Moodle 508 compliant?

By law all public website must be Section 508 compliant to ensure accessibility to students with disabilities. At NPC Moodle's 508-compliant requirements are addressed through the following efforts: Read More...
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TPACK and Online Education

Online education has grown dramatically over the past decade, as have the technology applications that support these environments. Although technology applications are an important consideration in online education, a comprehensive view of the online teaching and learning process is needed. The TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical, Content Knowledge) framework explains the complex relationship between content, pedagogy and technology knowledge and how these knowledge domains intersect to create the new kinds of knowledge needed to support online teaching and learning. Understanding TPACK may help instructors develop a new schema for transitioning from face-to-face to online teaching and learning. New schema development allows learners to incorporate new information and experiences into the framework of their pre-existing knowledge. Instructors can become more aware of the complexities of online course development, and they can realize the importance of developing competent consumers (learners). Institutions that provide time for individualized professional development, resources for initial course development, support for ongoing course modification, and systematic evaluation of learning outcomes facilitate the development of online instructors who use technology seamlessly to support content and pedagogy for 21st Century Learners. Read More...
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