Fri, 18 May, 2012
This is the first of several Course Design Brainstorming Sessions from the Distance Education Department. Perhaps it will spark some new ideas for your course.
Tue, 15 May, 2012
Are you looking for ways to use your iPad to improve your course design?
Distance Education composed their top 3 iPad Apps for improving course design. Many online and blended courses are missing a key element: Student - Instructor interaction. Most instructors provide plenty of Student - Content (i.e. PowerPoint, Notes, Links) interaction and many instructors cover the Student - Student interaction (i.e. Discussions, Groups). The Student - Instructor interaction seems to be the most difficult relationship to establish in an asynchronous environment. These 3 apps will provide you additional tools to increase that interaction and help engage your students.
Wed, 9 May, 2012
Course design is a hot topic in e-learning environments. Basically, how are you going to get the information from your head to the student's head? Speaking from experience, far too often faculty members in the online and blended environments rely heavily on a course cartridge as their main method of knowledge transfer.