For your college or university to compete in the higher education space (with everything from large universities to online institutions), professors and adjuncts need to be taking advantage of technology. One of the most foundational pieces of technology, which almost every institution has invested in, is an online learning management system (LMS). However, many instructors do not know how to get the most out of this often-robust tool.
You're an excellent educator in a physical classroom. It may be because you can engage student interest, you know the location of everything in your classroom, or you can get a whole lot of work done in a short amount of time and maintain your sanity. But, now you have been assigned an online course (either hybrid or entirely online). Can you be a
in that environment also? Absolutely! With some forethought and creativity, you can be just as amazing in a virtual classroom environment.
Dr. Arau shares ideas on how students can reach their full potential using a specific focus on how both students and adults can be grouped into two categories: Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset.
“Someone with a fixed mindset believes that intelligence, talent, and ability are fixed or static. If you are talented, things come easily to you; if you have to put effort into an endeavor, you must not be talented.
Those with a growth mindset believe that intelligence, talent, and ability can be developed through process, strategies, time, and effort. Growth-mindset students embrace challenges and are excited by the process of learning, whereas fixed-mindset students shy away from challenge because "failure" could expose them as not being smart or talented.”
As higher education institutions increasingly find themselves competing for funding, students and academics, offering a unique edge is more important than ever. One way to get ahead is to distinguish your institution as a leader in digital innovation, a key area of focus among your stakeholders.
As we are now unequivocally in the digital age, every organization should have a strategy tailored to this new era, and that includes colleges and universities. However, there are several barriers holding academic institutions back from forming and implementing such strategies. In this article we will review the most common issues and share tips on how to overcome them.