Friday, 20 April 2012 19:27

Updating your classroom

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Learn the different ways to deliver a courseCourse delivery is more flexible now than it has ever been before. Student achievement research shows different delivery methods can be equally effective. In short, good teaching is the result of good instructors. This means the instructor of today not only has choice in what to instruct, they have choice...

Friday, 20 April 2012 17:46

Formative vs. Summative Assessment

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Formative vs. Summative AssessmentAn instructor may choose to use different learning activities and assessments to encourage learning. There is a large difference between what is used to provide feedback (formative assessment) and what is used as a summary of learning (summative assessment).

Friday, 20 April 2012 16:47

Course Design Terminology

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Course Design TerminologyWhen you’re designing a course, especially when it is your first time, there can be a lot of new terminology to learn. Here’s a quick list to get you started. This is instruction that does not happen at predetermined or regular intervals.

Thursday, 19 April 2012 22:10

What is Active Learning?

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strategies for actively engaging studentsActive learning ranges from basic reading/listening activities such as guided reading of text or advanced organizers for lectures, to highly physically active activities such as field trips, student demonstrations, role plays and games.

Thursday, 19 April 2012 21:40

Design for Active Engagement

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designing your course for active student engagementIf you’re thinking about designing a course, you may be asking yourself “What will be engaging and effective for both my students and myself?” If you’re instructing an established course with set content, you may be asking yourself how much latitude you have as an instructor...