Promoting Learning: The Instructor’s Mission or a Secondary Duty
An article regarding the need for instructors to accept that their primary mission should be to promote learning, prompting students to gain new knowledge.
As instructors, promoting learning is, or at least should be, our primary task. As an online instructor, I must enforce deadlines, respond to request for accommodations, post announcements, provide guidance and clarity, assess student performance, provide feedback, and post grades. Instructors have a variety of duties inside and outside the classroom to meet the standards required by the university, yet our primary mission should remain on ensuring that students are gaining new knowledge.
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