As I moved to teaching online, my virtual classrooms have given me a different perspective on my role as instructor. In an online venue, I find that I lead, but in a different way. I am less a lecturer, and more a mentor. I am less a disseminator, and more a facilitator. Student learning is less about me, and more about them.
Author Archives: Colorado State University Online
The use of smart phones, tablet computers, and other small, hand-held, portable devices has increased dramatically in recent years, and a recent survey found that an increasing number of students attribute smart phones and e-book readers to their academic success.
Bad habits, interruptions, competing priorities, or any number of other obstacles can derail the best-laid plans. Luckily, recent psychological research has revealed insights that can be helpful in breaking through this frustrating challenge. Here are two approaches you can start applying today to get yourself back on track with your studies.
Sheena Martinez lives more than 7,600 miles away from Fort Collins but is still able to pursue her master’s from her beloved alma mater.
When you take a course online, it’s important to contribute your thoughts and ideas in class discussions — and not just for the grade. When you actively engage in conversations, you learn more by reflecting on the subject matter, sharing ideas and perspectives with others, and questioning and thinking critically about responses.
Students who study online with Colorado State University learn from many of the same faculty who teach on campus. In the video below, get to know some of our University’s innovative educators involved in making CSU programs available to people all over the world.
When you consider how the Internet has changed society in the last couple decades, you might first think of email, Facebook, or even Netflix. But what about education? New technology in classrooms and elsewhere is blurring the boundaries of digital and physical. Technology has become integral to the way people learn.
Colorado State University’s new online Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Design will teach designers, architects, facility managers, and other professionals to use research to create and evaluate these kinds of built environments—spaces and structures that influence human behavior, and cater to people’s needs, well-being, and safety.