Still looking for a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2014? Or have you sworn off this holiday for good? Think again…The instructional designers at QU Online Read More »
What tools and applications made your life easier in 2013? Well, the instructional design team at QU Online gathered together to talk about their favorite applications for both professional and personal use during 2013 and they came up with this nifty list. Read More »
For traditional classroom instructors, successfully developing an online course for the first time can be daunting. Read More »
2013 has been a productive year for the instructional design team at QU Online! Our instructional designers have been collaborating with Quinnipiac faculty to achieve the Quality Matters seal of approval for Read More »
For the past few years, I have been so excited as the world of education and the world of technology have become more like a family than just neighbors. I’m not talking about the move from desktops to laptops. Read More »
The instructional design and technology team at QU Online sought out to find the best books in our field from 2012. If you have a favorite, please Read More »
Our world and classrooms have become sleek, simple and high tech or complex, confusing and bloated with high tech. Your view may depend on your age, background, exposure to and comfort level with the dazzling array of web tools we have at our disposal. Read More »
This week I have the pleasure of presenting guest blogger, Professor Margaret Goralski, from the School of Business at Quinnipiac University. Recently, I attended a workshop where Professor Goralski presented on her experience using the discussion forum in her online courses. Her talk was inspiring and she reminded me why I ended up in the field of online education. I will let her tell you the rest… Read More »
Last week, we provided an interview about gamification with Greg Garvey, the Director of the Game Design and Development Program at Quinnipiac University. This week, we talk to Ira Fay, an Assistant Professor of Game Design & Development in Quinnipiac University’s Visual and Performing Arts Department. Ira tells us his thoughts on game design and education. Read More »
The instructional design team at QU Online is very excited about the recent inception in 2011 of the Game Design and Development Program at Quinnipiac University. Here at QU Online, our instructional design team has been exploring and implementing game-based learning for our own staff development activities and we have written a few posts here at Digital Pedagog Read More »
“Evidence Based Practice in Occupational Therapy,” a course developed and taught online by professor Catherine Meriano,program director of the online Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy in the School of Health Sciences, with Read More »
According to the College Board, students pay $1213.00 a year on average for books and supplies. A recent survey of 1095 undergraduates released by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) found that 70% of students had forgone the textbook at least once because the price was too high. How will students do in the course without the required materials? Read More »
Getting students to retain information from your lectures can be a difficult challenge. Traditional class lectures in a hybrid course don’t always ensure that students will understand key concepts. Integrating multimedia into a course Read More »
Game theory has recently been gaining momentum in the field of instructional design, as it is commonly believed that the elements which motivate people to play games could be applied to learning situations in order to engage students. Theoretically it sounds wonderful – but can it be applied to real life learning situations?
Last fall I was charged with training my colleagues to prepare them for an upgrade of our learning management system. This sounded like a tedious task and one sure to make me an enemy within the group. How could I generate some fun and excitement around this routine training instead of becoming a source of frustration and obligation for my colleagues?
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Have you ever felt that each move you made in life was part of a bigger game? These days it just may be, as a trend referred to as “gamification” has swept industries as diverse as marketing, travel, and even education. While turning everything into a game sure seems like fun, it’s not as easy as it sounds. This article will explore the trend towards gamification, as well as some of its criticism.
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The staff at Quinnipiac University Online have selected the top ten most interesting and useful educational apps for 2011. Do you have a favorite? Mention it in the comments – we’d love to hear from you!
Happy New Year from QU Online.
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a well-known federal mandate that prohibits discrimination based on disability and helps ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to education. Making online courses accessible is part of that mandate. Today, institutions offering online courses must deal with accessibility issues when a student with a disability enrolls in a course, in other words, they have to provide accommodations. Read More »
The Interactive Communications (ICM) orientation was fast approaching and we needed to find an efficient and effective way to stream the orientation online for those students who were unable to attend in person. Our original solution was to stream the orientation from a Sony Handycam through a USB video capture device into an Adobe Connect video pod. Read More »
Do you have something to say to the world? Want to share your expertise of a subject matter with others? Have you ever considered starting your own YouTube channel? In this article, Kim Palencia, Manager of Distance Learning Support, tells us about the inspiration behind her own YouTube channel, Miss Online Learning.
Managing in a Global Economy, a course developed and taught online by Dr. Mohammad Elahee, Professor of International Business,with the support of Christopher Neidig, Instructional Designer for QU Online, recently received the Quality Matters seal of approval. This endorsement is an affirmation of excellence in online course design and novel use of pedagogies in teaching International Business.
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On Tuesday, October 4th, 2011, Quinnipiac University Online and the Collaborative celebrated ten years of online teaching and learning by hosting a poster showcase to highlight the innovative work of online faculty members. QU community members and guests filled up the University Club on the York Hill campus to view fifteen posters on display and to talk more in depth with our diverse and talented online faculty.
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