Introductions: A List

Introductions: A List For our first activity in EPIC this semester, we’d like to get to know you as a teacher. We’d like to know not just what you teach, but how and why you teach. And what better way to learn about a person than to ask too many...

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1. Objectives and Objections

Discussion of "learning objectives" and "measurable outcomes" is common across educational settings. In many of the conversations you might have come across already, the debate is around how to write objectives, measure and align them. In the course design process,...

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2. Prompting Inquiry: Assessment Strategies

How do we know whether students are picking up what we're putting down? Assessments help evaluate student understanding. And what else can they do? What other purposes can they serve? Can some, sometimes, do more harm than good? Are your assessments for your students,...

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3. LMS: Learning? Systems? Management?

When we teach online, the classrooms around which many of us are used to centering our courses are gone. So where do we go? Decades ago, some of the first people to ask this question created an answer that has largely stuck: Get ye to the Learning Management System...

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4: Inclusivity and Accessibility

Inclusivity and accessibility are not controversial goals. But achieving them has not always taken priority in the design of learning in higher education. We will look at these issues through the frameworks of Universal Design for Learning and Inclusive Design, and...

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5. Interactivity: Discussion and Collaboration Online

How do you engage with your online students? How do your students engage with one another? Online discussions afford many opportunities for student engagement and rich learning outcomes. However, creating and managing effective online discussions can be one of the...

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6. Instructor Presence

Your presence in your online course is a huge contributing factor to student engagement and success. You can demonstrate your presence in a variety of ways -- from creating short, customized videos to sharing your interest in the course content with students. In many...

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