Monthly Archives: February 2017

Report: Millions of students reveal surprising online learning trends – eCampus News

New study reveals that collaboration is still not a prevalent online learning habit; mobile phones have yet to be used for serious learning.

Source: www.ecampusnews.com

It’s important to know your audience.  Do your classes have interactive resources like mind mapping, flashcards, image rich quizzes?

Blended Course Design Workbook: A practical guide

Blended (also called hybrid) classrooms, in which face-to-face interaction is intentionally combined with online activities to aid student learning, are becoming more and more common. By moving content delivery such as lecture to outside-of-class homework using technology tools such as video or lecture capture, more time can be gained for active learning in-class. Moreover, the blended model is proving to be an environment that provides more self-directed, technology-mediated learning experiences for students who will be incorporating technology more and more into their professional lives post-college.

Source: www.bcdworkbook.com

PDF copies of Blended Course Design worksheets are available online: http://www.bcdworkbook.com/bonus-materials/handouts/

Creating Authentic and Explanatory Videos – Teaching in Higher Ed

Creating Authentic and Explanatory Videos
By Bonni Stachowiak February 20, 2017 L

In this past week’s episode with Steven Michels, we both spoke about the importance of allowing for more authenticity in videos we create for class. I shared about the time I sneezed during one of my pencasts and how funny the students found it.

Source: teachinginhighered.com

Explanatory video is a powerful tool for online teaching. Learn more about it. 

TOPkit – Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit

The Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit (TOPkit) website is a comprehensive resource that provides the postsecondary community with the essential elements required to ensure a very high quality online faculty development program, including a sample course that may be imported into any learning management system and then customized. The links below walk you through a three-step process for planning, developing, and evaluating your program along with supporting resources.

Source: topkit.org

There is a lot of combined wisdom coming out of Florida. Indeed Florida educators have been pioneers in this field. The TopKit site provides quality resources and an active community of practice. 

E-Jobs: Curriculum and Instruction Subject Matter Expert (Course Development) 

Education Program Specific

  • 3+ years of PreK-12 classroom teaching experience
  • Demonstrated experience as a PreK-12 academic supervisor or administrator
  • Current educator certification/credential
  • Knowledge in area of PreK-12 curriculum and instruction development
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate of Curriculum and Instruction or related field
  • 3+ years of administration experience with curriculum oversight

Source: www.higheredjobs.com

Put your classroom experience to work.

8 Tips To Promote Non-Linear eLearning Navigation – eLearning Industry

There are times when sequence and structure are the best approach. However, giving your online learners free roam of the eLearning course map offers a variety of benefits. In this article, I’ll share 8 tips to promote Non-Linear eLearning Navigation.

Source: elearningindustry.com

It’s not always about moving from point A to point B. Can you design free roaming courses?