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At the end of course, Lyle summarized some of the students’ comments from an informal course evaluation:

They loved taking the test online, and they liked being prepared before they came to class. That was a comment that kept coming up. They’d never had a situation where they were tested on the reading before the lecture. I justified it to them saying, “You know, education is not about me teaching you anything, it’s about you teaching yourself.” They didn’t like that at first, they were very freaked about it. But after about the second or third week, they really started to understand the discussions more in class because they were so prepared for class.

The technology Lyle used with the two classes was a combination of outside videos he brought into the class and several features of the Online Day website. In addition to using the Online Day testing and grade book features, Lyle posted his syllabus on the Day website, as well as several articles of his own.

Caveats for future adopters

Lyle had a few caveats for faculty considering whether or not to adopt the Online Day, rather than just buying the textbook:

Make sure that their university can offer the high-speed Internet connection to use the videos, and probably use it to a fuller extent than I did. It does take some time to learn the software, that’s with any new technology, it takes time to learn. But I would be very positive about it.

Lyle’s use of the Online Day resources was limited. He was not able to spend much time becoming familiar with the website, but did plan on using it again when he taught the course in the future. Lyle was interested in finding out how other instructors had taught with it. The impression Lyle gave was that if he were exposed to successful pedagogical strategies or models for using Online Day, he would be able to integrate more of it in his teaching.

Nancy, almost tenured

Nancy had taught for six years, but was in her first year of teaching at a Research Level One university. Because she was going up for tenure the following year, she was very focused on getting a major research grant, making presentations at professional conferences, and serving on editorial boards of professional journals. Nancy admitted that those activities left her very little time to focus on teaching.


Nancy had several professors from graduate school who were her mentors. Her favorites shared the trait of being very engaging, to the point of being entertaining. They had the ability to use a sense of humor as they presented information. One mentor stood out in her mind. “One of my other mentors was very strong into the group process and the community of learners and community of scholars and so that idea comes through in my teaching as well.”

Nancy felt an important personal quality she possessed was her ability to use humor with the students. Nancy believed in group process, and adhered to the concept of a community of learners, in which she encouraged the students to interact with each other and learn from one another, as well as from the instructor.

Questions & Answers

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Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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scanning tunneling microscope
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
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it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
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