How to grade students for participation when they use their own tools to communicate?

When teaching a course, do you find that students are using their own preferred platforms to communicate rather than the ones you provide them in the course, such as discussion forums and Collaborate Ultra? I wrote an email in response to an instructor on this topic. Some things to keep in mind when deciding how … Continue reading How to grade students for participation when they use their own tools to communicate?

Danger of snapping back to the pre-pandemic world in post-secondary

A quick post to stimulate thought. I while ago, way pre-pandemic, I attended a conference (BNet I believe) and the keynote put an image into my head of an elastic band and how it related to post-secondary funding. He mentioned, as he gestured with his hands, that post-secondary institutions grow and thrive as long as … Continue reading Danger of snapping back to the pre-pandemic world in post-secondary