Instructor’s Online Presence

Instructor’s presence is one of the most important factors that lead to a well-established online community. Below are some suggestions to make this an enjoyable and rich online experience for learners. Schedule a phone or Skype conversation with each student to make them feel welcome and go over the learning objectives, assessment, deadlines, and important …

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Active Learning in Face to Face vs Online

Media can play an important role in active learning. Social media stimulates students’ critical thinking skills and facilitates their engagement, team work and participation through the use of cell phones, hashtags, digital updates, and podcasts. In a face to face class where there are multiple computers connected to a monitor in each table, students could …

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How is Social Media Transforming the Future of Education?

As technology continues to evolve, can it replace traditional methods of learning ? Can students learn a topic simply by watching a youtube video without the interaction of a teacher and students ? In this video, the speaker makes the point that technology in of itself will never succeed in transforming education. While technology has …

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The Importance of Lifelong Learning as an Educator

It is a common mistake to think that learning stops after graduation or getting a certificate or attending a workshop or conference. We are learning something everyday consciously or unconsciously. As a tennis and college instructor, I continue to learn from books, students, colleagues or through social media. It is lifelong learning although I perhaps …

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Canadian Universities: An attractive choice for many international students

Canadian Universities are attracting international students from many countries. The quality of education, affordable tuition compared to other nations, job prospects, and the path to permanent residency after graduation are some of the main reasons international students choose to study in Canada. While students' debt is one of the highest consumer debts in the US, …

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Alberta teacher admits humiliating Red Deer students, writing on their faces

One of the most important aspects of teaching is creating a safe learning environment where students are allowed to participate and make mistakes without the fear of being embarrassed or humiliated by their teacher. Jut like adult learners, kids have dignity and self esteem and they are ought to be respected, cherished and valued. Often …

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Ethics in Accounting

I teach different business courses including accounting. In the first couple of chapters, we discuss the importance of ethics in accounting. Accountants provide information to different stakeholders that use it to make important decisions. For example, shareholders determine the health of a company through analyzing financial statements in order to decide whether or not to invest in a company. Information has to …

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