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Collect Student Feedback Using Course Evaluations

University faculty often receive course evaluations from students, but it is rare that these evaluations are used to improve teaching methods or course design (Golding & Adam, 2016). This reluctance is often due to instructor perceptions of course evaluations as lacking validity and reliability, but according to a study done by Benton and Cashin (2014), students’ evaluations are credible and are a great source of information that can be used to improve course quality (McDonnell & Dodd, 2017). Regardless of instru…

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Course Content - Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository

Posted: (52 years ago) On this page are pedagogical practices related to Course Content. You might also wish to view the practices related to Interaction or Assessment. TIP: Click a linked phrase in order to view full entry. On each page you may leave a star rating.

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Stop and Pause for Engagement in Online Video Lectures ...

Posted: (52 years ago) When the majority of instruction takes place in an online environment, it may offer more challenges for monitoring student learning and understanding of course content. Certain pedagogical techniques that combine theories and practices from face-to-face instruction can be infused in online teaching to help address these concerns and keep instruction engaging, rigorous, and responsive to student need. One practice that has research support from the field, particularly at the college course level, is the “Pause P…

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Create Modules to Organize Content - Teaching Online ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 17, 2020  · Description The first step in developing an instructional strategy is to identify a teaching sequence and manageable groupings of content (Dick, Carey, & Carey. 2005). One way to sequence and group content in your online course is to create modules. A module is a unit or section of material within your course that organizes and … Continue reading "Create Modules to Organize Content"

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Individualize Assignments in an Online Course - Teaching ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 25, 2020  · Course: Urban Society; Example Assignments. You have two assignments this week. You will do a research activity that focuses on two neighborhoods that are at polar ends of the class spectrum in your city and post in a discussion forum. Please check the due dates listed in the course schedule and on the calendar for these assignments.

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Implement a Course Orientation Module - Teaching …

Posted: (52 years ago) A Course Orientation Module serves as the orientation to an online course. Creating an Orientation Module is very similar to the events that can occur in first night of a face-to-face class. The purpose of this module is to help students learn the course routine, expectations, and organization as well as ensure that students are familiar with the learning management system and have all of the hardware and/or software required for the course. Providing this online orientation will provide learner support by helpin…

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Include FERPA Statements in Course - Teaching Online ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Some faculty may find it useful to have their students access certain public online services (e.g., blogs, wikis, social media tools, etc.) as part of their course work. It is up to the faculty member to evaluate the educational value of such activities, but it is also a responsibility of the faculty member to protect their students and the institution from any risks associated with using such non-institutional resources. In the United States, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act(FERPA), also known a…

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Pedagogical Practice - Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository

Posted: (52 years ago) Note: Online/blended learning pedagogical practices are organized into three categories: Course Content, Interaction, and Assessment. A selection of entries in each category appears below. TIP: Click a linked phrase in order to view full entry. On each page you may leave a star rating. Do you have questions, suggestions, or issues you want to share … Continue reading "Pedagogical Practice"

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Create Clear and Measurable Learning Objectives - Teaching ...

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Adopt Adaptive Courseware in First Year Online Math Course ...

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Implement Problem-Based Learning - Teaching Online ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Problem-based learning is an instructional strategy in which students learn the subject matter of a course and the related skills by solving real-world problems and reflecting on their experiences of solving the problem/s. The types of problems presented to students in problem-based learning can range from simple to complex. For students new to problem-based learning, simple problems are usually preferable. Simple problems are given so that students have an opportunity to become familiar with the …

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Embed Interactive Questioning within Course Content ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 07, 2020  · Description Faculty are often using images and other artifacts to “chunk” content and embed them within content text to keep the interest of the learner and break-up large chunks of course materials. By using the strategy to embed questions and polling within course content, the instructor can promote student-to-content, student-to-student, and student-to-instructor interactions throughout ...

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Send a Welcome Message - Teaching Online Pedagogical ...

Posted: (52 years ago) A welcome message to students before the course begins is an important step in establishing your online persona (Bellafiore, 2007; Gibson & Blackwell, 2005; Mensch & Ali, 2007; Phillips, 2011). The message should include vital information for the course and not be your entire syllabus. The purpose of this communication is to welcome the students, establish a comfortable class environment, introduce the class syllabus, schedule, protocols, and to/or establish a weekly routine. This message can be sent vi…

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Convert Course Materials into an Instructional Simulation ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 17, 2020  · Here, course material was converted into an instructional simulation using a case-scenario and gaming elements to promote interactive learning. The student plays the role of a nurse in an emergency room and is challenged to apply course knowledge. The student’s score is tracked and feedback is provided.

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Manage Discussions in Large Classes - Teaching Online ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Holding effective, engaging discussions in large classes can be a challenge. However, they provide an opportunity for online students to engage with each other and the instructor in a way not possible with other kinds of assessments. Here are some ideas to structure this effectively. 1. Group Size: The most common acceptable number for groups is 8-10 people (Baker, 2011; Seo, 2007). It is likely to be beneficial to break up large classes into smaller groups to focus the discussion. If you are concerned w…

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Create a Case Method Group Activity to Engage Students in ...

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Incorporate a Syllabus Quiz to Orient Students - Teaching ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 17, 2020  · Tags: Assessment, Course Orientation, Course Protocol, Evaluation, Expectations, Module One, Syllabus Description. In the online environment, it is important to provide clear expectations, policies, and grading expectations and to ensure that students are familiar with these policies and expectations (California State University, Chico, 2014).

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Use Online Debates to Enhance Classroom Engagement ...

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An Alternative Strategy for Using Online Discussions for ...

Posted: (52 years ago) May 25, 2021  · Description Online discussion boards offer students an opportunity to engage with their peers and instructor in a course outside of the classroom. The discussion boards are often used to replicate a classroom discussion and have many positive benefits. It is relatively straightforward to setup and facilitate online discussions where students weigh in on a certain … Continue reading "An ...

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Scaffold Learning with Wikis - Teaching Online Pedagogical ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 24, 2020  · Of course, as Wiki contributors become more experienced, less instructor input is anticipated. We could argue that as the Wiki gets widespread in higher education this will lead to students being more experienced users. Meanwhile, other experienced Wiki users could be assigned as moderators besides the course instructor (teaching assistants ...

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Use Scavenger Hunts to Orient Students Online - Teaching ...

Posted: (52 years ago) A scavenger hunt can be used to help orient students to an online course at the beginning of the term. This activity works like a traditional scavenger hunt, as one gives the students specific instructions as to what they are to look for in the course. By completing the activities, students navigate through the online classroom and become comfortable with where things are located. One might also give students instructions for locating institutional resources or student services. Another option for using Scavenger …

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Engage Adult Learners with Course-Long Role Play ...

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Set Discussion Expectations - Teaching Online Pedagogical ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Selecting an effective discussion topic is important, but does not guarantee an interactive, fruitful discussion. It is crucial for instructor to set the stage and establish clear expectations for how students should participate in the discussion. Learning Objectives Before designing an online discussion, think about what you want your students to learn from the discussion. Carefully connect the discussion topic to your specific learning objectives and overall course objectives (Baker, 2011; University of Waterloo). W…

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Modeling Spaced Repetition in Course Design - Teaching ...

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Facilitate Student Participation in a Virtual Conference ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 25, 2020  · For course instructors, this translates into providing meaningful opportunities within the course curricula for students to learn and practice the tenets of professionalism. Scholars have identified three core pathways to professional growth, by: (a) exercising specialized knowledge and skills, (b) identifying as a member of a community with ...

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Course Orientation Archives - Teaching Online Pedagogical ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Description A Course Orientation Module serves as the orientation to an online course. Creating an Orientation Module is very similar to the events that can occur in first night of a face-to-face class. The purpose of this module is to help students learn the course routine, expectations, and organization as well as ensure that students ….

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Set the Stage with a Start Here Section: Orient Students ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Including a Start Here section of an online or blended course that contains information such as a syllabus, course overview, and online orientation materials (e.g., LMS tutorial, practice with online activity tools) can help to set students up for a successful start to the course. This practice adds to the course the features that students rank among the most important and helps to address the ...

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Create Effective Discussion Prompts - Teaching Online ...

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Course Organization Archives - Teaching Online Pedagogical ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Description It is very important to design an online course in a way that supports students to get started on the right foot (Chico, 2009). When a student starts an online course, they read the essential course information (syllabus, course expectations, instructor introduction) and learn about the course policies and expectations.

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Course Protocol Archives - Teaching Online Pedagogical ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Description It is very important to design an online course in a way that supports students to get started on the right foot (Chico, 2009). When a student starts an online course, they read the essential course information (syllabus, course expectations, instructor introduction) and learn about the course policies and expectations.

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Use Role Play to Increase Student Engagement in Online ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 10, 2020  · In Dr. Waesche’s Abnormal Psychology course, the first two modules cover foundational information and do not contain any discussion of specific disorders. Therefore, in these two modules, students were asked to take on the role of a famous person from the history of Psychology and discuss a topic from that person’s perspective.

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Course Design Archives - Teaching Online Pedagogical ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Description Aligning students’ instructional preferences with course activities and providing opportunities for learner choice are widely recognized as educational best practice, helping students to engage with content and learn more effectively (Kern & State, 2009; Patall, Dent, Oyer, & Wynn, 2013; Patall, Cooper, & Wynn, 2010), and researchers and practitioners have started extending this ...

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Create (and Answer) a Learner Information Survey to ...

Posted: (52 years ago) In addition to the ideas above, creating a Learner Information Form to be sent with pre- or early-course welcome messages, or housed within a Course Orientation module, can be an effective way to gather valuable information about your students early in the term that you can use to be proactive, as well as to demonstrate care. Learner Information Forms are quick ways to gather information that ...

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Create Contracts to Improve Communication and Reduce ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 07, 2020  · Description It is very important to design an online course in a way that supports students to get started on the right foot (Chico, 2009). When a student starts an online course, they read the essential course information (syllabus, course expectations, instructor introduction) and learn about the course policies and expectations. Otherwise, miscommunications can happen … Continue reading ...

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Use Images While Considering Accessibility and Copyright ...

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Present Homework through Videos - Teaching Online ...

Posted: (52 years ago) It can be difficult to build a sense of community in an online course (Moskal et al., 2010), especially in mathematics where written work is usually somewhat limited. I find that regular class discussions provide a considerable benefit in this process. But the practice that has most effectively improved connections between students and between me and the students has been requiring the students to create 3-5 minute video presentations of themselves explaining how to work a homework problem from the course. As a …

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Reduce Cheating - Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository

Posted: (52 years ago) It is meant to catch and punish the student who practices academic dishonesty 1. Positive: Control, power (if viewed positively) 2. Negative: Control, power, students’ willingness to find ways around, focus is on catching students instead of empowering them 3. Pedagogical recommendations (Krovitz, 2007; Rowe, 2004) 1. Maintain security 2. Proctor the assessment: Require students to take exams onsite 3. Use different formats of test 4. Plan fake tests 5. Develop java script codes that can prevent students fr…

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Using Student Created Blogs as a Progressive Formative ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 06, 2020  · Our course is organized into learning units for each organ system (e.g., digestive, cardiovascular, etc.), following an introductory unit that covers the organizing principles of physiology (homeostasis, control systems, etc.) Students post to the blog several times during the semester, addressing the specific questions asked for each learning ...

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Instructor Presence Archives - Teaching Online Pedagogical ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Description A welcome message to students before the course begins is an important step in establishing your online persona (Bellafiore, 2007; Gibson & Blackwell, 2005; Mensch & Ali, 2007; Phillips, 2011). The message should include vital information for …

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Create Intentional Communities through Meaningful Student ...

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Organizing Class Meeting Launchpads for Student Access ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Tags: course content, course preparation, materials access, Peer-Reviewed Entry, student preparation, synchronous meeting organization Description. Learners in synchronous course meetings benefit from accessing course materials for task-related use during a live …

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