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Designing Online Instruction

The best manner of designing instruction for online teaching and learning will vary depending on the time frame, topic, audience, and purpose of the instruction.  I prefer to identify these details first.  The rapid instructional design method is effective for...

Learning Management Systems

The development of an online course can follow a traditional approach, which is more independent faculty-driven or a collaborative approach (Hixon, Buckenmeyer, Barczyk, Feldman & Zamojski, 2012).  The traditional style approach is still popular in higher education institutions and the...

Lessons, Rubrics, and Research Design

Two group projects were finished in the past few weeks with two individuals I have not worked with prior.  Each project was designed around the constructivist learning theory.  The projects required the groups to develop a single educational lesson utilizing...

Personal learning theory continued

I presented my learning theory to my peers and instructor this week.  I also received feedback on my brainstorming/initial draft and was asked important questions by my peers in the synchronous meeting.  My research continues on adult learners and theory...

Changed Perspective–Learning Theory

Several extra readings over the past few weeks have enriched my understanding of multiple learning theories, epistemology and ontology.  Ertmer & Newby (1993) aim to fill in the gaps that exist in the knowledge of learning theories.  They examine the...

Video log

http://youtu.be/gHFLdOtuh2c A video describing the development of a personal learning theory....

A Personal Learning Theory, with a little PBL

How well supported does your personal theory feel? What research could you do in order to support your theory? What methods would you employ? This week I have spent time researching constructivism in the online learning setting.  My personal learning...

Synchronous vs. Asynchronous

Synchronous (i.e. Connect) vs. asynchronous tools (Forums): Which is better at fostering online learning? Why? What are your reasons and evidence for this? Providing opportunities for collaboration and communication within an online course is essential.  The Stodel, Thompson & MacDonald (2006)...

Introducing Online/Distance Learning

Why have we moved so many courses online? As students, do you feel like online courses are as good as face-to-face courses? What are the major differences between online and FTF courses for you as a student? Whether you have...

Design Document, Revised

Instructor Feedback We received feedback from our instructor during the April 10th class meeting. He said our design document should address the pedagogy. Additionally, he recommended we add topics on website or content bias, as well as copyright and legal issues....