Category: Online Courses

Jan 25

Free Webinar – Rockin’ the Virtual Classroom!

January 26, 2016 10:00 am – 11:15 am AK time Begin Registration… Virtual classroom technology (ILinc, Adobe Connect, WebEx, Elluminate, etc.) provides a wonderful live, real-time bridge between the traditional classroom and the learner. But it isn’t “just like” the traditional classroom, and in the wrong hands can be deadly dull. In this session we’ll …

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Sep 08

Capturing Your Student’s FULL Attention

Attention Span

Back in June of 2014 Saga Briggs wrote The Science of Attention: How To Capture and Hold the Attention of Easily Distracted Students. In this article she describes the findings of research which indicates that university students do best when their attention is captured by periods of active learning. She then gives the reader 15 Tricks …

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Sep 03

Discussion Board Improves Exam Scores: Success Shared by KPC Faculty

Susan Mircovich

I always think we learn best from our colleagues and I recently heard from Susan Mircovich, Assistant Professor of Chemistry for Kenai Peninsula College of something that she did which was very successful. I asked Susan to write it up for me so I could share it with all of the faculty reading the FLC. …

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Jul 20

Universal Design and Why YOU Should Care

Principles of Universal Design

Jane Bozarth just came out with a great article Nuts and Bolts: It’s Not Just About “Compliance”: Accessibility in eLearning which highlights why it is important that all faculty understand universal design and what it means to have your course materials accessible to ALL students. While UAS has an Office of Disability Services which can …

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Jul 13

Reducing Cognitive Load in eLearning

8 Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load

Have you ever looked at a web page and your head hurts or your eyes cross? Or started an article but find that your mind just can’t plow through the information, diagrams and resources that may be linked to the article? Often the amount of effort that our brain requires to process information and retain …

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Jun 29

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 2 – Practice Makes Perfect

  This is the second post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. It is particularly focused on eLearning, but almost all of what is mentioned also …

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Jun 15

Bloom’s Taxonomy for Course Planning, Web 2.0 Tools & Gamification

There are several useful Bloom’s Taxonomy tools online to help guide you when planning your course objectives and assessments, choosing the appropriate Web 2.0 tools to match those objectives, and how to best incorporate game elements into your courses using the different levels of Blooms. Here are a few of our favorites: Bloom’s Taxonomy: Teacher …

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May 14

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point – Good Objectives

  This is the first post in a series of six that covers Deeper Learning. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works. We’ll move on to practice, examples, concepts, emotional elements, and putting it together, …

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Apr 30

Free Respondus Webinars

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Mar 24

Tech Tuesday: Bb’s Adaptive Release Combined with a Syllabus Quiz–Powerful!

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Is the syllabus really an integral part of your course? Does knowledge of the syllabus actually improve student performance? Yesterday’s post described some of the things that faculty put into a “Start Here” or “Getting Started” orientation module, today, let’s take a closer look at a syllabus quiz, and why that might be included in …

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