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Teacher Disposition

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

In a recent presentation I attended there was a discussion was about about two groups of students, one undergraduate, the other graduate, who were asked to name the 10 most important qualities of behavior of the teacher during an online course. The top two qualities named they named?

Number one: Communication (that we understand)
Number two: Instructor disposition (we might need help with that)

Teacher disposition can be defined as having empathy, positive view of self, positive view of others, honesty, genuineness, meaningful purpose and vision.

Teacher disposition may lead to better student success with increased learning outcomes.

How do we make sure we are demonstrating the desired disposition during an online course?

Some key qualities:
• Be very present from the start.
• Personalize to each student.
• When a question is asked respond as quickly as possible, if possible immediately.
• Use the person’s name when communicating and if possible write a personal note.
• Provide positive feedback.
• Your tone can and will be detected. Present with positive, high-energy.

Don’t Let this be Your Presentation

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

A very humorous (and sad) look at PowerPoint presentations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIABo0d9MVE&feature=player_embedded

Tools for Better Presentations

Friday, August 31st, 2012

The American Evaluation Association [http://www.eval.org/] is creating a resource with presentation guidelines to help you “prepare, develop, and deliver awesome presentations that will better engage your audience and make your content stick.”

To view the tools they have posted, visit http://p2i.eval.org/index.php/p2i-tools/