2015

Considering business management programs offered by the institution in which you work, please answer the following questions:

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* 1. Please, could you note your University/Institution?

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* 2. Please, could you note your name?

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* 3. Could you list programs? e.g. Online Accounting & Finance

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* 5. If the University/Institution offers online programs, please, could you mark the methods used?

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Asynchronous Workshops
Synchronous Workshops
Asynchronous Meeting-points (meetings with experts)
Synchronous Meeting-points (meetings with experts)
Asynchronous Peer-to-Peer Learning
Synchronous Peer-to-Peer Learning
Asynchronous Focus Praxis
Synchronous Focus Praxis
Asynchronous Video-conferencing
Synchronous Video-conferencing
Asynchronous Written Debates
Chats

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* 6. Which methods are most frequently used?

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* 7. Why do you consider that the methods are adequate?

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* 8. If the institution offers blended-learning programs, please, could you mark the methods used?

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Lectures by Professor
Seminars
Workshops
Meeting-points (meetings with experts)
Peer-to-Peer Learning
Focus Praxis
Asynchronous Video-conferencing
Synchronous Video-conferencing
Asynchronous Written Debates
Chats

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* 9. Which methods are most frequently used?

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* 10. Why do you consider that the methods are adequate?

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* 11. In relation to the students enrolled at online or blended learning programs, please could you indicate the approximate median?

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* 12. In relation to the students enrolled at online or blended learning programs, please  could you indicate whether the following statements are true or false for the most students enrolled in the programs?

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The program is their first, higher education experience.
They prefer to complete the studies within the period specified by the institution without exceeding the allotted time.
They opt for customizing their work rhythms.
They combine their studies with work.
They combine their studies with the care of relatives.

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* 13. In relation to technological resources, please, could you indicate the correct alternative?

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The technological resources are dependent of] time and space to conduct learning activities.
They are independent of time and space to conduct learning activities.
The level of realism showing electronic educational systems is high.
The level of abstraction showing electronic educational systems is high.
It has several communication channels that allow interaction among participants.
The participants, students, teachers and managers, believe that electronic educational systems are easy to use.
The speed and immediacy of communication occurs often.

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* 14. What other technological resources are used?

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* 15. Regarding the techno-pedagogical courses design, please, could you indicate the correct alternative?

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Knowledge sharing is improved by techno-pedagogical courses design.
Techno-pedagogical courses design captures the learning process.
Techno-pedagogical courses design aims at all participants in the knowledge sharing.
The student production is considered.

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* 16. What techno-pedagogical courses-design approaches are used?

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* 17. In relation to the course planning, please, could indicate the correct alternative?

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The institution provides templates for courses planning.
Regardless of the contents, all teachers use the same planning guidelines.
The course planning includes the complete development of materials and activities before the start of the program.
The objectives are not negotiated with students during the course.
The requirement levels are not negotiated with students during the course.
The institution establishes mechanisms for reviewing the course planning.

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* 18. Please, list the sections of the course planning.

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* 19. In relation to classroom dynamics, please, could you indicate the correct alternative?

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Cohesion between students is improved by the teachers.
Reciprocity and cooperation among students are improved by the teachers.
The teachers apply active learning.
The teachers provide immediate feedback.
The teachers emphasize the time spent on tasks.
The teachers communicate high expectations.
The teachers respect the different learning timings.
Group identity is developed.

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* 20. What is the key to take into account for improving classroom dynamics?

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* 21. In relation to the evaluation systems, please, could you indicate the correct alternative?

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The evaluation systems are communicated to students.
The planning includes explicit evaluation criteria.
The rubrics have been designed.
The evaluation system is based on student-teacher interaction.
The evaluation system match objectives and skills with students production.

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* 22. What evaluation systems are used?

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* 23. Which topics would you like to discuss with other members of the Observatory community?

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