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 »
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 »
You may have already unlocked your first badge here at Digital Pedagog if you read our last article, Gamification: Epic Win or Epic Fail? Now you have the opportunity to take the next step and examine more closely one aspect of gamification that is receiving noticeable attention these days: learning badges. Read More »
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. Read More »
On October 4th, 2011, QU Online and the Collaborative will sponsor an event to celebrate 10 years of online teaching and learning at Quinnipiac University. Many of our diverse and talented faculty who teach online will come together to showcase some exciting technological and pedagogical innovations. Read More »
From left to right: Professors Susan Fowler, Ferdinand Pasqua and Harry Pylypiw
Written by the Instructional Design Team at QU Online
Another Summer Session at Quinnipiac University Online has come to a close, but there is much to report in the way of faculty innovations in summer courses this year! As a part of our annual faculty recognition at Digital Pedagog, we would like to highlight yet another set of innovative instructors who have implemented strategies that enhance student engagement and improve learning outcomes. Read More »
Have you found yourself with an online course of 30 students or more?Are your responses becoming delayed?
Do you notice redundancy in postings?
Do you and your students feel your voice is lost?
With the increase in the number of students who require flexible ways to take courses, more and more students are finding their way to the virtual classroom. The 2010 Sloan C Survey of Online Learning revealed that approximately 5.6 million students were enrolled in at least one online course in fall 2009, the most recent term for which national figures were available.
According to the Association for the Study of Higher Education(2006), Read More »
Last year when I was presented with the opportunity to develop an online Spanish course, I had before me the task of finding a tool that would allow my students to communicate asynchronously and record their voices for paired dialogues. While I had researched a number of different possibilities, including learning management systems for language learners, I was not keen on the idea that my students would have to jump back and forth between two learning management systems to complete their weekly assignments. Read More »
Flash cards have long been used as a strategy for memorizing and reviewing information in a condensed format. Using flash cards can be a beneficial learning strategy for students who are required to commit large amounts of information to memory. Read More »
Are you using mobile technologies in your department? Do you or any of your colleagues have an example of mobile learning that you would like to share? The Technology User Group invites you to share your experiences on Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 12:30 to 1:45 PM!
Mobile learning or “mLearning” is broadly defined as any learning which takes place outside the classroom and away from a desktop computer. This includes a vast variety of technology tools such as mobile phones, laptops, flip cameras, Kindles and well known mobile devices like the iPod Touch and the iPad. Our next TUG seminar will be a sharing session with lightning round examples of mobile learning followed by breakout group discussions lead by our presenters. If you would like to participate as a presenter for this TUG session, please contact Frances Rowe by Friday October 22, 2010.
This summer online faculty at Quinnipiac University implemented a number of innovative strategies to enhance student engagement and improve learning outcomes. We would like to highlight these faculty members and recognize their efforts to improve the quality of online learning at Quinnipiac University.
Michaela Alexandru – MA206 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
This summer MA206 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, taught online by Part-time Faculty, Michaela Alexandru, received the Quality Matters seal of approval, an affirmation of excellence in online course design and novel use of pedagogies in teaching statistical methodologies for quantitative analysis. Read More »
Quinnipiac faculty geared up to teach online this spring by participating in an online seminar where they shared insights and expertise about online teaching and learning in higher education. According to several participants, the seminars provided an opportunity to shift from a teaching mode to a learning mode, explore opinions about effective practices and evaluate technologies in the context of their teaching objectives and discipline.The seminars were facilitated by (1) Mohammad Elahee, Business (2) Joshua Kim, College of Professional Studies (3) Sharon Kleinman, Communications (4) Kim Hartman, Health Sciences and (5) David Valone, Liberal Arts (pictured above). Read More »