Category: Online Courses

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Course Orientation or “Start Here” Modules

Peer Review Exemplars

What is the purpose of the “Getting Started” or “Start Here” module that many of us put in our online courses? Is it a generic orientation to Blackboard with bland but important information that applies to any online course OR is it a personalized walk through of your expectations, your course organization and a warm …

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Best Practices for Flipping Classes – Free Programs for UAS Faculty

The UAS Sitka Campus Title III program is happy to provide you with another FREE professional development opportunity! The Flipped Classroom 4-Pack from Magna Publications is now available for you to view. If there is interest, we will schedule a future roundtable to discuss the programs. Please let us know in the comments if you …

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