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Quality Matters Training Courses

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. The principles behind Quality Matters’ Standards are not limited in application to online and blended courses, but can be applied to face-to-face traditional courses as well. Quality Matters Certification Courses Applying the Quality Matters Rubric 2 […]

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Design Thinking for Learning Design

Design Thinking for Learning Design What’s the difference between a learning experience that’s effective versus one that gets forgotten? We introduce a technique for prototyping technology-enhanced learning using a framework of design-oriented pedagogy that leads to learning that sticks with the learner. This process encourages co-design, participatory learning and technology redefinition to create a rich […]

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CanvasCon2017: Designing Your Course for Student Success

Designing Your Course for Student Success Below are resources used for the Designing Your Course for Student Success session at CanvasCon17 @ SMU. Presentation Resources PowerPoint Presentation Canvascon17 Resources Infographics Usability Learner Centered Home Pages Course Organization Information Rich Assessments

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Online Learning Consortium Solution Design Summit Learning Challenge

Cross-University Choose Your Own Interprofessional Encounter Session Description Video Design Thinking Images in this video used courtesy of: Juliana Costa <http://humancenteredesign.blogspot.com/2015/05/design-thinking-o-processo_21.html> Center for Creativity <https://centerforcreativity.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/032615_doodle .jpg> Dr. Sofia Hussain <http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2015/06/ux-strat-2014-part-3-day-2-of-the-conference.php> Rachel Jue <http://racheljue.com/portfolio-dtBook.html> Our Design Challenge: How might we create a culture of interprofessional practice involving relevant education for twelve different health professions that leads […]

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Periodic Table of Instructional Design

Are you curious about instructional design? This Periodic Table, developed by eLearning brothers, From the eLearning brothers website: “Seeing the tremendous boon that the periodic table is to the field of chemistry and science as a whole, we thought that instructional design could use a quick reference of its own. To that end, we’ve compiled […]

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Resources for Design Thinking

  Interested in an Introduction to Design Thinking Workshop? BOOKS The Design of Business, by Roger Martin Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger Design: The Invention of Desire by Jessica Helfand Change by Design, by Tim Brown Creative Confidence, by Tom Kelley & David Kelley A Whole […]

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2016 Students and Technology Research Study

EDUCAUSE Technology Research in the Academic Community collaborated with 183 institutions to collect responses from 71,641 undergraduate students across 25 countries about their technology experiences. This study explores technology ownership, use patterns, and expectations as they relate to the student experience. Colleges and universities can use the results of this study to better engage students […]

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Designing Your Online Course Session

Guest facilitator Heidi Ash from UNT CLEAR (Center for Learning Enhancement and Redesign) presented a process-based approach to improving online course design for seamless development of an online course that aligns with quality standards and principles of good practice for online learning. Participants were exposed to a course improvement plan based on the Quality Matters […]

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Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and Higher Order Thinking

How do I use technology to promote Active Learning and Higher Order Thinking? The presentation below explores Web 2.0 tools available for Active Learning and Higher Order Thinking applications that align with Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. How to choose tools – Click for complete presentation Tools discussed in this presentation: VoiceThread PeerWise Kaltura Quizlet TEDed

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Bloom’s Taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge

In addition to Bloom’s Taxonomy for describing curriculum, assessment of curriculum should use the four levels of Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK). Each level examines how the students think and are being assessed. The four DOK levels: Recall/Reproduction of a fact, information or a procedure by the learner. Skill/Concept Application where the learner uses information […]

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Quality of Course Design at UNTHSC

UNTHSC has a growing initiative to address the shared concern and need for course quality. This initiative, led by the Center for Innovative Learning, is based upon the Quality Matters™ (QM) rubric and review process. The approach assures quality through training and guidance on how to develop and continuously improve courses to enhance student learning. […]

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Instructional Designer? How can they help you?

An Instructional Designer can assist faculty in completing complete the entire process of course design and development from the Analysis through to the Evaluation or they can be asked to do just one or two parts of the process. This is the same no matter the format of the course – online, hybrid or face-to-face. […]

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Twelve tips for flipping the classroom

The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. The following tips outline the steps involved in making a successful transition to a flipped classroom approach. The tips are based on the available literature alongside the author’s experience of using the approach in a […]

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Aligning Learning Outcomes and Assessment

The following presentation and document will help you think about aligning the learning outcomes and assessments in your courses. Review the Hows and Why’s of Alignment  from Carnegie Mellon University. This Alignment Grid may also help in writing out your course strategies and checking for alignment. Click the image to access the full presentation.

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Teaching Essentials Resources

The following are some handy resources related to online course development and teaching The How, Why, and When of Posting Resources in the Online Classroom– article by Errol Craig Sull via Faculty Focus The Online Educator’s Complete Guide to Grading Assignments, Part 1 – article by Errol Craig Sull via Faculty Focus The Online Educator’s Complete Guide to […]

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Canvas Instructional Design Resources

The Canvas Instructure folks have developed some great content to help you along the way. Center staff has also added some great articles about course design. Note some of the links are to videos of conference presentations. Most videos about about 30 minutes long. Canvas Specific Resources Online Course Design – Keep It Super Simple […]