Taking an eco-friendly approach in life is not only something we should all do to help the future of our planet, but it will also save you a few dollars and in this economy a few extra dollars in the pocket can be helpful.
In the past several years we have been seeing an increase in the number of people taking online courses and pursing online degree programs. Read More »
Our dear friend and former colleague Joshua Kim, senior learning designer and adjunct in sociology at Dartmouth College, wrote a wonderful review of our early blogging efforts over on BlogU at InsideHigherEd.com and spoke highly of his experience working with our fellow instructional designer/blogger/editor Frances Rowe. Josh’s blog is both practical and provocative (in a good way!) and we highly recommend it to our readers!
Models for self-regulated learning (SRL) are important to teachers attempting to understand why some students succeed and others have difficulty in any academic setting. Understanding SRL in online courses is especially vital because there is much agreement that successful online students are more self-disciplined and self-monitoring.
What is self regulated learning?
Self-regulation is a skill that keeps people focused on monitoring their task-completion progress and assists with multiple areas of human functioning, such as management of a chronic illness, athletic training, or learning in academic settings. Read More »
As educators we strive to energize students by creating engaging learning experiences that stay with the students well beyond the classroom. This is a challenge, to say the least. Our students come from disparate backgrounds; some are traditional students, some are adults with years of work experience; some are auditory learners, some are visual learners; some come from privileged backgrounds, some come from humble backgrounds; the differences are vast. By integrating video into your online course, you create a common experience from which all students can build upon and relate too. Read More »
During the 2008-09 academic year, QU Online and the Learning Center joined efforts to collaborate on the development of a series of short videos that address study skills. Researchers seem to agree that students who are prompted to use certain study skills such as time management or goal orientation reach higher levels of achievement Read More »
Have you ever wished that you could see the expressions on your online students’ faces or the inflections in their voices? Have you ever wondered if there was a way for you to make a quick point out-loud without having to type it all out? Do you wish you had a way to make your online courses more visually appealing and dynamic? Web Cam video may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Read More »
By: Christopher Neidig, Instructional Design Support Specialist
If you are teaching a course here at Quinnipiac, you may have noticed the new ‘Manage Podcast’ link available through the Control Panel. Learning Objects®, a third-party vendor of Blackboard plug-ins, has recognized the popularity and effectiveness of Podcasting for education and has simplified the process of delivering Podcasts directly through your Blackboard course(s). Read More »
Blogs and wikis are a great way to create multiple channels of communication with and for students; both blogs and wikis are available through your Blackboard courses. Wikis are designed for collaboration and the creation of knowledge by multiple parties. Blogs are broadly recognized as mediums for individual expression such as journals, but the possibilities are unlimited. If you can imagine it, it is likely that you can do it! Below are potential usage scenarios that are applicable to a variety of courses.
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 »
When you teach online for the first time, it doesn’t take long to realize that the time requirements for online course development and instruction can be greater than traditional, on-ground courses. Fortunately, there are a number of great strategies that can lighten your workload and make your online teaching experience a pleasant one. Read More »