Effective Practices for Fully Online and Blended Courses

Effective Practices for Fully Online and Blended Courses

Initial Course Development   Blueprint your course. Developing a blueprint of your course will help you identify the types of content pages and activities you want to include, such as readings, videos, discussions, assignments, etc., and conceptualize the flow and order of your activities before you begin to build your course in a LMS. The […]

VoiceThread – Why, How and What

VoiceThread – Why, How and What

Why use VoiceThread? VoiceThread is a totally web-based application that allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of an asynchronous conversation. A VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and to make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a web cam, a telephone, or uploaded […]

Online learning at universities rethinking the design of courses

Online learning at universities rethinking the design of courses

The Conversation posted an article titled Online learning can work if universities just rethink the design of their┬ácourses. In that article, 5 tips for designing and online course were described: State your objective: Each lesson should have one concise, action-oriented learning objective to ensure your lesson design process is focused. Think as a private tutor: […]

Designing Your Online Course Session

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 […]