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”

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…