Monday, 23 July 2012 20:17

Learning Objects

Learning ObjectsLearning objects are a great way to make difficult concepts more memorable and easier to understand in your online courses when you may not be present to directly assist your learners. Learning objects can range from simple graphics or charts to fully interactive environments and even serious games.

Monday, 23 April 2012 08:00


SPARCThe SPARC strategy of pedagogy involves yourself in the process of teaching and learning in a way that maintains your positive engagement with the course. By creating a significant learning experience coupled with your passion for teaching you will foster a learning environment...

Thursday, 19 April 2012 22:10

What is Active Learning?

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

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...

Thursday, 12 April 2012 21:49

Cognitive Presence

Cognitive PresenceIf you’re an instructor whose content, assignments, and activities for a course are already created, you may wonder how to balance marking, present content, and ensure students are cognitively engaged in the course.