Blog Red

How to Minimize Cheating in an Online Course

Sep 25, 2020

Cheating is a concern for any course at any level, but for many instructors, concerns about cheating are magnified in the online space. If a student is sitting at home with an Internet full of answers waiting at their fingertips, what’s to keep them from giving in to temptation?

While there is no silver bullet to prevent students from cheating in your online class, there are steps that you can take to significantly reduce the likelihood that students will cheat, including addressing both the underlying motivation to cheat and the mechanisms students use to cheat.

Read More

Crafting Standards-Based K–5 English Language Arts Lessons from Texts at Hand

Jul 27, 2020

Covid-19 has disrupted K–12 curriculum. Whether you are a teacher adapting lessons to online instruction or a homeschooling parent, you may be struggling to provide your K–5 students with the appropriate texts to teach grade-level Common Core State Standards skills in English language arts (ELA). Here’s good news: just about any available text, from an informational article to a favorite picture book, can be used to teach and practice most of the skills.

Read More

Resources for Integrating Anti-racism in Course Development

Jul 17, 2020

When you’re sitting down to develop a course or write a textbook, how can you minimize unconscious bias in your content and design? SRM editors and learning experience designers shared their go-to sources to help think about racism and other biases in content development.

Read More

Moving a Class Online Doesn’t Mean Giving Up Community

Jun 10, 2020

When faculty transitioned their courses online this spring, they already had met their students face-to-face, and students had had opportunities to connect with one another. Their communities were established before the courses went online. But this won’t be the case for most classes this summer and fall. The big question on everyone’s mind is: How do we create a sense of community online?

Read More

Return to top