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Random Thoughts on Instructional Design

Improving Student Feedback

There are several informal strategies for getting feedback so that the students who give it will benefit from it. Whatever format you choose, ask your students to be specific. ‘This … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Creating Information Graphic

Infographics use visual symbols to communicate and summarize complex information at a glance. They tell the story hidden in the data. They can compare multiple variables in a single graphic … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Methods for Engaging Students

Meyers and Jones (1993) wrote “Active learning involves providing opportunities for students to meaningfully talk and listen, write, read, and reflect on the content, ideas, issues, and concerns of an … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Recommendations for Helping Students to Set and Achieve Goals

Although there is ample evidence that setting challenging goals has a number of positive outcomes, do keep in mind that not all students come to your class with a desire … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Venturing into Project-Based Learning

This Venturing into Project-Based Learning. article contains a very clear and easy to follow implementation strategy for designing and managing project based learning opportunities. I hope you find the article … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Designing Trigger Questions

The following Prezi was designed to assist some of the faculty that I support with the design of engaging discussion questions. I hope that you will find some useful nuggets … Continue reading

October 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hybrid Course Design Tips

“Learners will select a variety of instructional formats depending on a number of factors including personal learning style and degree of fit between the requirements of the delivery and the … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Developing Objectives and How to Measure Them

What you want students to be able to accomplish upon completing your course serves as the guiding principle for designing course activities, selecting information to present, and devising appropriate assessment … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

Designing Learning Content for Mobile Devices

The following highlights some of the tools and techniques that can be used to develop learning materials for delivery across mobile devices. Designing ePub Materials Tools and Resources SIGIL  Runs … Continue reading

August 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

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