Instructor presence in online learning – is not optional, it is essential.

Picture a traditional, face to face classroom.  At each class session, the instructor posts the reading assignment, questions to answer and their email to use Read More…

Using Join.me to screenshare 1-to-1 or with groups of students

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You have probably heard about Internet-based communication tools like Skype, Google+, or iChat. Each of these applications offers 1-to-1 or 1-to-many audio/video chat capabilities, and Read More…

Discussion Forum Grading Rubric (Sample 2)

Discussion Forum Grading Rubric Assignment Goal: To take part in on-line discussions providing meaningful feedback and or comments on that week’s topic or assignments. Requirement: Read More…

Use a Getting Started Module in an Online Course

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A Getting Started Module or Module 0 can serve as the orientation to an online course. The purpose of this module is to help students Read More…

Going beyond the basics

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Our faculty at Granite State College are doing some amazing things with instructional technology! In this section, we showcase innovative collaborations between our faculty and Read More…

Your first steps in teaching with technology

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Digital technologies are not a panacea in themselves; like all tools, they have strengths and weaknesses of their own in the learning process. Knowing these Read More…

How technology helps learning

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Today, digital technologies have extended instructional strategies in ways we could not have imagined not long ago. Digital technologies offer increased support for students with Read More…

About Schedules & Updates

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Granite State College operates on a quarterly system with four terms each academic year:  Fall (12 weeks), Winter (12 weeks), Spring (12 weeks), Summer (8 Read More…

Developing your course

Teaching an online course is fundamentally different than teaching a traditional classroom-based course. Each method of course delivery lends itself to optimal course development strategies.

Teaching with Technology

Teaching with technology is more than just using digital gear or webtools in instruction. It is a commitment to viewing the learning environment as a Read More…