Posts Tagged ‘online learning tools’
January 29 - Ideas for Active Online Learning
Heidi Beezley, instructional technologist at Georgia Perimeter College, strives to instill online courses with active learning, “providing opportunities for students to meaningfully talk and listen, write, read, and reflect on the content, ideas, issues, and concerns of an academic subject” (as defined by Meyers and Jones). To this she adds: “interact[ing] with realia, manipulatives, simulations,
Online courses have their benefits, but increased student participation usually isn’t often one of them. Without the physical space of a classroom, how do you create an environment for meaningful discussion? Learn how to enhance the student experience by using six concrete strategies to boost participation, deepen learning, and increase student satisfaction with online courses.
September 19 - Tips and Tricks for Teaching in the Online Classroom
Online courses at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division are facilitated in eCollege in an asynchronous format. Below are tips for being more efficient as an instructor and improving the student experience in an online forum.
In a follow-up to the online seminar “Creatively Engaging Online Students: Models and Activities,” Curt Bonk, professor of instructional systems technology at Indiana University, offered the following response from a participant who asked, “What is your favorite method to increase interactivity in an online class?”
December 9 - Using Wikis for Collaborative Learning
If you are looking for ways to facilitate collaboration among students, consider using a wiki—a website that contains pages that can be easily created and edited by multiple users. Several characteristics of Wikis make them excellent choices for projects that involve brainstorming and research and that require a final report, says Rhonda Ficek, director of instructional technology services at Minnesota State University Moorhead.
July 15 - Web 2.0 Grows Up, Goes to College
It’s not easy to get unanimous agreement on anything these days, but on this most educators can agree:
- An instructor’s personality impacts student learning;
- More is learned in a class than just course content; and
- It can be difficult to show your personality in an online course.
An online course template can bring greater efficiency and quality to online courses. Renee Cicchino, senior instructional designer at Seton Hall University’s Teaching, Learning and Technology Center, shares some of the benefits and challenges of online course templates, and explains why she prefers the Quality Matters rubric.