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ERIC Number: EJ1081642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0151
Teaching Honors Online at a Public College
Nightingale, Barbra
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v15 n1 p61-62 Spr-Sum 2014
In this article, the author contends that it is possible to offer online honors classes without sacrificing quality or giving up either group projects or service learning experiences. Students today are particularly savvy to all the possibilities for face time in a multitude of environments and see no obstacle to collaborating in an online class. In advocating for quality online honors education, the author agrees that such classes should be taught by full-time professors who have had adequate training in online as well as honors teaching. All honors students should have personal contact with peers and professors on their college campus. Offering many opportunities throughout the semester for live interaction, for instance, is likely to decrease the likelihood of cheating. Getting to know students, engaging them in discussion, and encouraging them to participate in conferences is essential to a quality honors program. With these opportunities and precautions in place, an honors program at a public college can achieve important benefits for students as well as for the program by offering online courses.
National Collegiate Honors Council. 1100 Neihardt Residence Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 540 North 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68588. Tel: 402-472-9150; Fax: 402-472-9152; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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