Tag Archives: Connecting with students

Considering Learner Diversity in Blended Learning Contexts

Dr Abdel Halim Sykes, Teaching and Learning Centre, SIM University The purpose of flexible and open learning is to cater to learners from diverse backgrounds with diverse learning needs; and this is especially true for blended learning contexts. For this … Continue reading

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Reflections on Videoconferencing as a Teaching Tool

Contributed by Guan Chong, School of Business, SIM University In recent years, institutions around the world have observed rapid growth in the use of computer-assisted learning materials, communications technology and enhanced delivery systems (Sun et al., 2008).  In January 2013, … Continue reading

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My Online Instructor Experience: Connecting and Communicating with Students

Contributed by Dr. Nachamma Sockalingam, Lecturer, TLC Recently, I had the opportunity to facilitate an online discussion forum for one of UniSIM’s Core course called “Thinking Critically”. At the end of the course, I invited my students from three seminar … Continue reading

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It is not how we teach but how students learn that matters

Contributed by Mr. Fong Woon Yim, Associate Faculty (School of Business) Early Oct 2012, I was invited to a fellow associate’s class to observe how to engage students in group work. Till then, I had followed the lesson plan religiously i.e. … Continue reading

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Five ways to engage students in online discussion

Contributed by Ms. Elham Arabi, Learning Development Specialist, ETP The success of an e-course depends greatly on how actively engaged students are with their instructors, classmates, the content, and course management tools. Discussion boards are one of those tools that … Continue reading

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Preparing to teach

Contributed by Dr. Nachamma Sockalingam, TLC Being prepared is essential for being in class, be it as a student or an instructor. Just as we expect students to be prepared, we need to be prepared to teach as well. Being … Continue reading

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The Student’s perspective on what student engagement means to them – Reflections on student engagement at UniSIM

The third session of the FLD was a student panel discussion in which UniSIM students shared their experiences at UniSIM and how their instructors engaged them. This discussion gave a different dimension, providing insights on what matters to students. Prof … Continue reading

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Sharing by our Teaching Excellent Award Winner 2012 in FLD 2012

In the second session of the FLD, UniSIM’s Teaching Excellent Award Winner Mr. Peh Wee Leng shared with us his reflections on his teaching practices for engaging students . I have classified the pointers he mentioned under three groups. The first is … Continue reading

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