Lesson of the Week Recap

August 09, 2019

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

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An Activity Story: Active Learning in the Digital Age

July 29, 2019


Active learning is a necessity in the days of online learning. Reading through textbooks or pages of notes does not stimulate learners in a way that's beneficial to their education. Adding activities and videos to your online content helps solve this problem as it aids in breaking up the necessary text to engage them in a different way and test their understanding of the concepts you've presented.

In this blog post, Eric Miller from Blinn College shares his experience with active learning and compares two products he uses in his teaching to benefit his learners.

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Lesson of the Week Recap

July 12, 2019

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

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Moving from Face-to-Face to the Online Classroom—Creating Accessible and Engaging Learning Activities for All Learners

May 06, 2019

 Moving from Face-to-Face to the Online Classroom—Creating Accessible and Engaging Learning Activities for All Learners

Introduction

In the process of developing online courses with instructors, we have constantly found that many instructors have a hard time translating the creative and interactive activities they have built for their face-to-face classes to an online learning context. Lacking a creative way to make the transition, some online instructors substitute these interactive learning activities with additional readings and formative assessments. Instructors’ reluctance

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Learn the Secrets for Creating Exceptional, Interactive (and Accessible) Online Lessons

November 28, 2018


Learn the Secrets for Creating Exceptional, Interactive (and Accessible) Online Lessons

Educators, instructional designers, curriculum specialists: why create an online course that is ‘meh’ when it’s easy to create online lessons that are definitely “NOT MEH!” No matter what discipline you teach or design for, you want your content to be engaging, interactive and professional-looking. It also HAS to be accessible and employ a responsive-design so your content looks great on any device. These are not “nice-to-haves.” These are requirements! And you’re the one responsible for making it happen! So what is the secret to success?

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Creating a Virtual Debriefing for Third Year Medical Students

September 24, 2018


When direct experience with patient assessments plays a key role in medical school education,  the question comes to mind: "Is it possible to create an effective, online debriefing of an in-person experiential learning experience?" Lisa Ferris from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences believes the answer is "Yes!" In this blog post, you'll learn how Lisa designed an online module for use as a virtual debriefing for third year medical students.

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Instructional Design for Online Learning (Step Five)

September 12, 2018

 

 
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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Transforming to Blended Learning Models Format to Optimize Learning

September 05, 2018

 

 
There are many Blended Learning models but which one works best for you and your subject? In this blog post, Robert Godwin-Jones will share the model that works best for his classroom and provide guidance on how to choose the model that would work best for you.

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Instructional Design for Online Learning (Step Four)

September 04, 2018

 

 

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 29, 2018

 

 

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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