Developing your course

On course development and recommended practice

Sample Overviews – MGMT608

Instructor – Tamara von George Welcome to Module 1! Why study diversity? Traditionally, the issue of diversity generally focused on gender and race. As more Read More…

Sample Overviews – ENG620

Instructor – Kim Dougherty Module 5: Early Immigrants Module 5 Overview For the next two modules we’ll take a step back in time from our Read More…

Sample Overviews – NUR603

Instructor – Jeanne Hayes MODULE 2: Concepts of Epidemiology Overview – Module 2 Did you ever wonder how we found out that cigarette smoking is Read More…

Sample Overviews – MGMT566

Instructor – Bob McPherson MODULE 2: The Study of Organizations In Module 2 you will learn how the study of behavior in organizations is essential to Read More…

Sample Overviews – SOSC605

Instructor – Karin Allard Module 2: The Family as a System: A Contextual Model of Family Stress Welcome to Module 2! In this module, our Read More…

Face-to-Face & Supplemental Course Review

This checklist is used by Academic Affairs staff and faculty to review the supplemental use of Moodle to accompany face-to-face and other GSC courses.

Online, Hybrid, & Blended Course Review Checklist

This checklist is used by Academic Affairs staff and faculty to review the online, hybrid & blended courses for required & essential components of a Read More…

Feedback – how learning occurs

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“Feedback is critical—perhaps the key element—in effective learning. No goal worth meeting is ever met without good feedback and opportunities to use it”

Course Evaluation Rubric (Post-Launch)

This rubric is a tool to help faculty review their online & hybrid courses after the start of the term.

Creating Screen Reader Friendly Pages

Audio interfaces present content linearly to users, one item at a time. This contrasts with the way in which most people use visual interfaces by Read More…

Improving Accessible Design/Universal Design in Your Course

In many ways, universal design addresses the larger issues of usability by making things easier for everyone. The one accessibility issue that is thought to Read More…

Discussion Rubrics

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There are a variety of ways to assess discussions in an online course. Rubrics provide a concrete and descriptive summary for the learners. Students find 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…

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.

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students Use of Technology

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Each year since 2004, the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR) conducts research on undergraduate students use of information technology in their academic experiences. The Read More…

Using Jing videos in Moodle

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Dear Dr. Tech-Know: When I make my Jing videos, I upload my SWF files into my course. But when I display it in my course, Read More…

Google: tutorials on better search techniques for students

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Google has published a set of content to help students of all levels of proficiency improve their search techniques.  Announcing: Google Search Education There are Read More…

Learner Centered Teaching

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The one who does the work does the learning. Way back in November of 2011, several members of our instructional design team attended a workshop Read More…

10 Principles of Effective Online Teaching

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Best Practices in Distance Education — These principles were developed at Penn State’s World Campus.  This special report from Distance Education was written by Lawrence Read More…

Assessing Online Learning: Strategies, Challenges and Opportunities

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This special report features ten articles from Online Classroom that may cause you to examine your current methods of online assessment, and perhaps add something Read More…

Facilitating Transfer of Learning

What is it? Transfer of Learning are strategies that facilitate packaging of the course learning in a form so it can be successfully used (and Read More…

What is embed code and how do I use it?

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You may have heard the term “embed code” bandied about when people refer to publishing video into a course module or a blog post. Well, Read More…

Developing Self-Directed Learners through Metacognition

The National Research Council describes metacognition as the “process of reflecting on and directing one’s own thinking.” Metcalfe and Shimamura (1994) describe it as thinking Read More…

ScheduleOnce: easy way to schedule meetings with students

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Is wrangling a time to chat or meet with a student fraught with a lot of annoying back-and-forth emails and messages? Wish there was simpler Read More…

Online Group Work Design

Online Group Work Design Problem:  Many online faculty report difficulty with the performance of online groups – the difficulty ranges from non-responsive group members to Read More…

A claims analysis blog to facilitate teamwork, critical thinking

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By Andy Smith and Linda Kenney – Originally presented at SUNY Conference on Instruction and Technology – May 24 – 27, 2011 Downloadable detailed instructions:  Team Read More…