Introduction: Your Teaching Playlist

Introduction: Your Playlist So often when we meet someone new we get to know them through credentials -- where you've been, what you've done -- and through network -- who do you know that I know. We'd like to suggest another way of getting to know each...

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1. Objectives and Objections

The topic of "learning objectives" and "measurable outcomes" is ubiquitous in higher education right now. In many of the conversations you might have come across already, there is an assumption that learning outcomes are necessary, and debate around how to write them,...

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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 Management Systems

A learning management system (LMS) is a platform from which you stage, deliver, and manage your course content. Blackboard Learn, Canvas and Wordpress are LMSs that you may be familiar with, but there are many more. Each LMS has some tools that are similar and others...

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4. Interactivity: Discussion

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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5. Interactivity: Group Work and Collaboration

Collaboration and group work can provide opportunities to practice cooperation, role differentiation, empathy, leadership and communication skills. These kinds of activities come closer to real life work practices than many other kinds of traditional classroom...

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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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