Our Sloan-C Featured Participant for February 2013 is Lori Townsend.
Lori Townsend is a Professor of Business Communications and Computer Applications at Niagara County Community College. In January, Lori participated in Successful Online Outcomes: Academic Integrity. Through the workshop, Lori collaborated with peers to identify reasons why students cheat and strategies for supporting a culture of integrity. One of the strategies Lori incorporated into her teaching was to create multiple due dates for components of a long term project. She wrote: "So many assignments are due at the end of the semester, that I know that my students are overwhelmed.. I try to make major assignments due as early in the semester [Including] multiple due dates for different sections of the paper."
Sloan-C recognizes the improved faculty and student satisfaction that can emerge out of efforts like Lori Townsend's - we are pleased to congratulate her on being selected as our February 2013 featured participant!
Practical strategies online educators can take right into the classroom are the focus of Sloan-C Institute workshops. Our revised seven day format includes a live kick off session, summary resources, modeling of online teaching techniques and more. Join us for an upcoming workshop by registering at http://sloanconsortium.org/workshops.