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Writing an Essay in the Digital Era

By Lesley J.V., writer and private tutor of French. Not only grads but also freshmen know the importance of being prosperous. While a well-rounded education helps you find success in life, the educational process might be difficult. What is the number one fear of all students? As a rule, most scholars postpone writing their academic […]

5 Essential Elements of an Online Science Lab Syllabus

Based on a white paper By Linda and Dr. Peter Jeschofnig, Co-Founders of Hands-On Labs & IEDSE (The Institute for Excellence in Distance Science Education) Online science instructors who are willing to invest initial time and energy into creating a thorough syllabus will save themselves innumerable headaches throughout the semester. An online course syllabus, regardless of the type of […]

Resources to Help Struggling Students

How can instructors help struggling students who need tutoring and more assistance than the course time allows? For students willing to put in the extra time and energy to genuinely grasp difficult concepts, there are many new websites that can effectively serve in a self-guided tutoring role. These sites provide students with visual and interactive […]

Tools to Lighten the Chore of Lab Report (and Essay) Grading

By Linda Jeschofnig Peter and I give numerous “best practices” presentation to online and soon-to-be online educators. One thing that recently became obvious is how few educators are aware of the “Track Changes” feature within their MS Word program and how this tool can make grading lab reports and other essay assignments a breeze to […]

Prevent low test scores

By Laura Yaun Studies have shown that anxiety and depression compete with the working memory in the brain. Expressive writing has been proven to help depressed and traumatized people overcome emotional worries that take up the working memory space of their brains. Students who are given the opportunity to write about their worries, test related […]