ATL Conference – 7 Best Practices, Not Just for eLearning

Seven Best Practices for eLearning Courses #1:  Be present at the course site. #2:  Share a set of clear and realistic expectations for communications. How students communicate with you What is your preferred method of communication How soon students will hear from Instructor When students can check the grade When the next module is available … Continue reading ATL Conference – 7 Best Practices, Not Just for eLearning

ATL Conference – Some Comments on Community

These are some comments I heard during a session with Bill Moore at the ATL Conference.   As we move forward and make changes here at Centralia, these may be some ideas we want to keep in mind: In a learning community, we need each other. A teaching community is a learning system, and vice versa. A real community needs … Continue reading ATL Conference – Some Comments on Community

ATL Conference – Meaningful Placement Workshop

Bill Moore organized this workshop featuring a new college in the system, where the placement system was yet to be designed.   The beginning discussion centered around  whether placement testing tools were helpful to students, because students, especially those placing at precollege levels, often come out of a placement testing experience discouraged, disbelieving, and/or resentful of their placement levels.  Workshop participants were … Continue reading ATL Conference – Meaningful Placement Workshop