The 8-week Teaching and Learning Strategies for Higher Education online short course is delivered by Harvard’s Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, in association with HarvardX. Students in this course will engage deeply with the most relevant research on effective teaching methods in the higher education context, while refining their own practices, portfolio, and teaching philosophy.
Throughout the Thinkster tutoring program, students are tested on the same concepts in a variety of contexts to ensure that they not only have proficiency but also mastery of the material they have learned. This prevents the “parroting effect” that can happen when students just memorize procedures and processes to solve problems without understanding the underlying foundational concepts.

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'Module 7: Engaging and Motivating Students' explores various strategies for engaging and motivating your students in a range of different online learning scenarios. It discusses the important roles that curriculum design, activity structure, the relevance of the chosen technology, and effective time management play in creating an enthusiasm for learning in your students. 'Module 8: Evaluation Strategies' examines the importance of evaluating your online teaching practice to ensure that it is effective, and to give you an opportunity to constantly improve. This is especially important when you are first developing an online teaching practice, or when you are trying something new for the first time. We will explore an evaluation strategy based upon four reflective angles: self reflection, peer observations, student feedback, and theory. The module also introduces the concept of learning analytics as an informative tool to enable up to the minute evaluation of your online class.
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For working people — a large percentage of online users — the ability to access content offline can make all the difference in making going back to school a real possibility. Being able to watch a lecture on a lunch break, the train ride home or even while traveling for work can be a huge benefit, and one that the best online programs should offer.
Students using the Thinkster tutoring program do not just use technology to complete their math exercises. Our groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence and Active Replay Technology also helps our tutors track how each student arrives at answers for individual math problems. This deep insight not only helps us accelerate learning for our students, but also helps you – as a parent – keep track of progress each week.
One of the main benefits of online tutoring is the convenience it affords you in scheduling sessions. If not for the flexibility of online learning, most would probably go the traditional route and hire an in-person tutor. We looked for services with one-on-one instruction, scheduled sessions, on-demand sessions, offline help, and 24/7 availability. Those with the most choices scored the highest.
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