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Report on Cyberbullying in Online Higher Education

Donna DiMatteo-Gibson, PhD Paula J. Zobisch, PhD Andree Swanson, EdD The research in cyberbullying has been heavily focused on elementary and secondary education; however, cyberbullying permeates throughout online higher education. The challenges regarding bullying in higher education are the need to define cyberbullying, detect cyberbullying, and how to respond to cyberbullying when it is occurring. Policies and best practices must be in place to minimize these occurrences for students and professors. Procedures on what students and faculty can utilize will be recommended based on survey results. Literature Review Misawa and Rowland (2015) reviewed academic bullying as it takes place in adult education, higher education, continuing education, and professional education. Misawa and Rowland found that in higher education, cyberbullying frequently was focused on racism and homophobia. Unbelievably, Misawa and Rowland also found evidence of gender and race cyberbullying

How to Encourage Student Engagement in Online Classrooms

Online classrooms are an increasingly popular modality in higher education. Because online informational channels are completed in a virtual world it can be difficult to connect with students in a way that is meaningful. Despite its difficulty this connection is a vitally important aspect of encouraging student success in terms of retention, satisfaction, and learning. Engaging students is about trying to connect with them on a personal level and this can be difficult if you are not standing face-to-face with them and have enough interaction to learn about their interests. Even though it may require new skills the online modality does provide a sufficient platform to engage students on a personal level. Read Student Profiles: Students love to talk about themselves, what is going on in their lives, their pets, and their experiences. Reading through their profile will provide an elevator snap shot of the student and how they want to be seen by others in class. Refer back to

Webinar: Moving A Classroom-Based Course To Online Or Hybrid

April 23, 3:00-4:30 (Eastern) online webinar Online learning is a growing trend. As such, instructors need to be prepared to develop an online course that increases student engagement and learning. How do you decide which delivery mode is best suited for your course? Face-to-face, online, or hybrid? What are the benefits of online or hybrid courses? What are the best practices for developing and delivering online or hybrid courses? This webinar will answer some of the more frequently asked questions for those thinking about creating a successful online learning environment. Participants will be able to articulate the benefits of all delivery methods in an effort to select the best platform for their specific courses. - Understand the growing trend in online learning - Articulate the benefits of online or hybrid delivery methods - Describe best practices for developing and delivering an online or hybrid course - Identify tools for assessing whether a course fits comfortably