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.


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.


PDF copies of Blended Course Design worksheets are available online:

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.


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.


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


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.


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