Instructional Design for Online Learning (Step Five)

September 14, 2020

 

 
This is the fifth, and final, in a series of blog posts addressing key steps for creating high-quality online learning content. After discussing in the first post (Step 1: Discovering Good Content), the factors to consider in locating usable learning resources, we looked to the second (Step 2: Reusing and Repurposing Learning Content) at the role that context plays in preparing content for student access. In the third post (Step 3: Making Content Pedagogically Effective), we considered approaches for making content pedagogically effective and in the fourth assessment issues (Step 4: Assessing Learning Outcomes).

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Instructional Design for Online Learning (Step Four)

September 07, 2020

 

 

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts addressing key steps for creating high-quality online learning content. After discussing in the first post (Step 1: Discovering Good Content), the factors to consider in locating usable learning resources, we looked to the second (Step 2: Reusing and repurposing learning content) at the role that context plays in preparing content for student access. In the third post (Step 3: Making Content Pedagogically Effective), we considered approaches for making content pedagogically effective.

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Instructional Design for Online Learning (Step Three)

August 31, 2020

 

 

This is the third in a series of blog posts addressing key steps for creating high-quality online learning content.  After discussing in the first post (Step 1: Discovering Good Content), the factors to consider in locating usable learning resources, we looked in the second (Step 2: Reusing and repurposing learning content) at the role that context plays in preparing content for student access.

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Instructional Design for Online Learning (Step Two)

August 24, 2020

 

 

This is the second in a series of blog posts addressing key steps for creating high-quality online learning content.  In the first post (Step 1: Discovering Good Content), I describe factors to consider when searching the internet for learning resources that can be reused and repurposed.

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Instructional Design for Online Learning (Step One)

August 15, 2020

 

 

This is the first in a series of blog posts addressing key steps for creating high-quality online learning content.

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SoftChalk Teaching Success Stories from the “Godfather” of Online Science—Part 2

February 04, 2020


SoftChalk Teaching Success Stories from the “Godfather” of Online Science—Part 2

The Skyrocketing Costs of Textbooks, OER and SoftChalk


In the past 15 years, I’ve noticed that the price of textbooks that I use in science and nursing has doubled. Many of my students have told me that they couldn’t get the required textbook for the course until the next paycheck or until their parents could send them more money. 

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SoftChalk Teaching Success Stories from the “Godfather” of Online Science—Part 1

January 28, 2020


SoftChalk Teaching Success Stories from the “Godfather” of Online Science—Part 1

Since the early 1990s, I have been developing and teaching online science classes, and my real name (James Brown) resulted in my nickname “The Godfather of Online Science”. I have also been referred to as a “Chalkie” since I was an early adopter of the extensive resources available through SoftChalk.

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Teaching Styles for Non-Traditional Students

December 03, 2019


When you picture a typical college classroom, what do you see? Most people would imagine students between the ages of 18 and 22 experiencing college for the first time. But nearly 74% of undergraduate students do not fit into that category today. They are “non-traditional” students. Either they’re older, are returning to complete a degree, or striving to obtain a degree for the first time, all while working a full-time job. These non-traditional students have different needs and respond better to different teaching styles.

In this blog post, Lane Gunnels from South Louisiana Community College will share his experience teaching non-traditional students in his Electrical Technology program.


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Lesson of the Week Recap

November 25, 2019

Catch a recap of all the amazing lessons YOU, our users, are creating!

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Lesson of the Week Recap

November 04, 2019

Catch a recap of all the amazing lessons YOU, our users, are creating!

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