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8 Principles of Effective Online Course Design

Rapid prototyping with Quality Matters rubric from Whitney Kilgore Presentation shared at the 2013 National Quality Matters Conference 1. Consistent Design and Organized Content Keep the students in mind during the development of your online course, remember that they are busy adult learners.  Organization of your content is very important to your learners.  Using a…

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Faculty Satisfaction with Online Teaching

Are university faculty satisfied with teaching online? Online teaching is time consuming and does not yield a high level of personal accomplishment (Bolliger & Wasilik, 2009). The role of the online instructor is made up of several roles that stretch the abilities of the faculty (Liu, Bonk, Lee, Su, & Magjuka, 2005). In order to…

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Role of the Instructor – evolving or dissolving?

In a technology-focused educational climate, what do you believe the role of the instructor to be today? The instructor MUST balance between being the sage on the stage and being the guide on the side.  While the argument has been made that instructors should remove themselves from the stage, I contend that rather there should…

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Learning Technologies Bias?

What is learning and teaching to me? Learning occurs all around us, in coffee shops, while talking on the phone, while searching for answers online, and yes, in classes (online and face-to-face).  I do not believe that teachers are needed in order for learning to occur, however, teaching is evolving into a facilitation role of…

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