Synchronous Communication

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Synchronous Communication Engaging communication dynamic with a high cost What is It? Synchronous communication takes place at the same time...

Curation

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Curation Collecting, filtering, connecting, and sharing the information you find What is It? Curation is the process of finding, collecting,...

Screencasting for Instruction and Feedback

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Screencasting for Instruction and Feedback Using video and audio to show, not tell What is Screencasting? Screencasting is the process of...

Audio and Podcasting

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Audio & Podcasting Make your voice heard.   What are Audio Recordings & Podcasting? Audio recordings and audio podcasts are forms of...

Welcome Letters and Announcements

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Welcome Letters and Announcements Getting off to a good start.   What is It? Welcoming a new student in your class is one of the best ways to...

Time Management

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Time Management Be efficient and productive in and out of the classroom.   What is It? We ask students to “Stay on Track.” How do...

FERPA: Things You Should Know Before Students Go Public

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary FERPA The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act What is FERPA? The  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act  (FERPA) [full text of...

Embedding: Connecting the Pieces

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Embedding: Connecting the Pieces Consolidate and contextualize your online content.   What is It? Embedding is a way of nesting live content...

Creative Commons

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Creative Commons Create and share deliberately. What is It? Creative Commons is a type of license that allows content creators to...

Blackboard Gradebook

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Blackboard Grade Center The place to manage grades in a Blackboard course.     What is the Blackboard Grade Center? The Grade Center in...

Collaborative Documents

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Collaborative Documents Building community while engaging learners What are Collaborative Documents? Collaborative documents are  built by...

Immersive Roleplay

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Immersive Roleplay An activity where students apply background knowledge of subjects and personas to act out the roles of professionals or...

Crafting Video for Instruction

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Crafting Video for Instruction & Feedback Solidify understanding and increase your presence What is It? Video is a medium that allows you...

Backwards Design

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Backward Design Establish alignment throughout course development stages What is Backward Design? Backward Design is a framework, also...

Alignment

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Alignment Structural relationships  within  your design   What is It? Alignment is the idea  of “critical course elements working...

Good Instructions

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Good Instructions Communicate clearly with students Good instructions are effective instructions. They are easy to understand and succinct,...

First Contact Assignment

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary First Contact Assignment   The first  eCampus lesson module should include an introductory exercise that establishes the communication...

Open Education

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Open Education Open education is more than MOOCs.   What is It? Open education supports accessible course information and interaction, and...

Personal Learning Environments

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Personal Learning Environments An organizational and practice based concept for evaluating and improving the way individuals learn. After the...

Presentation and Participation: Facilitating Community

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Presentation and Participation Facilitating Community   What are  Presentation & Participation? Presentation and participation are part...

Learning Taxonomies

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Learning Taxonomies Taxonomies of the unknown.   What is It? Most of us agree that our purpose as instructors is to foster or  facilitate new...

Essential Questions

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Essential Questions Engines of inquiry What  are Essential Questions? Wiggins and McTighe identify big ideas, essential questions and...

Facilitating Critical Thinking

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Facilitating Critical Thinking A crucial part of any education.   What is It? Deconstructing our own understandings of the subjects we teach...

Failure, Feedback, and Revision

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Failure, Feedback, and Revision A necessary cycle for learning What is It? Failure is a process, one that students and teachers go through...

Assessment

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Assessment What are you measuring and why? What is  Assessment? Assessment is the measurement of student understanding. Sounds deceptively...

Big Ideas: Keeping the Expert at the Center

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Big Ideas The ideas that drive you and your course What is it? Big ideas are concepts, debates, or theories that are at the core of a...

Measurable Learning Objectives

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Learning Objectives What are you hoping your students will achieve? How will you know whether or not they have obtained your objectives? How...

Teaching language online offers unique opportunities

A well designed and delivered course in any subject area can benefit from a focus on interaction and student contribution. Foreign language courses can be successfully taught online, as well as make more effective use of a teacher’s valuable time. Avoid the managerial teacher-talk of the face-to-face classroom and find more time for students to produce language and engage in one-on-one discussion with the instructor.

Course Architecture

Pedagogy Resources UAF eCampus's Collection of Resources for Building Better Courses All Pedagogy TopicsReference the Glossary Course Architecture Give students a solid foundation for navigating your course. What is Course Architecture? Course architecture is a way of...