Implement Online Immersive Technologies to Gain Real-World Experience

Description College students, especially those intending to enter the health field, need to be able to engage in skills such as authentic problem-solving, reasoned decision-making, and effectively communicating with others. Immersive technologies in which users dynamically interact with objects in a virtual environment are being incorporated in educational settings to support these skills (Johnson, Adams, …

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Create Clear and Measurable Learning Objectives

Description Creating clear and measurable objectives is key to developing purposeful and systematic instruction. One of the strategies instructors used is to relate course goals into one or more measurable learning objectives for each unit/module/week of your course. Link to example artifact(s) Dr. Carolyn Walker Hopp Instructor: Dr. Carolyn Walker Hopp Course Title: EDF6635 – …

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Include FERPA Statements in Course

Description Some faculty may find it useful to have their students access certain public online services (e.g., blogs, wikis, social media tools, etc.) as part of their course work. It is up to the faculty member to evaluate the educational value of such activities, but it is also a responsibility of the faculty member to …

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Implement a Course Orientation Module

Description A Course Orientation Module serves as the orientation to an online course. Creating an Orientation Module is very similar to the events that can occur in first night of a face-to-face class. The purpose of this module is to help students learn the course routine, expectations, and organization as well as ensure that students …

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Convert Course Materials into an Instructional Simulation using Gaming Elements

Description In an online course, a frequent criticism is that the PowerPoint presentations are poorly designed and critical supporting information is often missing (with no presenter to fill in the blanks!). On the other hand, instructional simulations combine multimedia elements (i.e. sound, images, video, etc) to represent (simulate) particular aspects of an actual situation (Hays, …

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Convert PowerPoint Presentations into Wiki Pages for Online Delivery

Description While PowerPoint presentations can be effective when used as a visual aid to support the messages presented face-to-face, they are typically not as effective when viewed in a fully online environment where the instructor is absent. It is difficult to include enough context to the slides without adding excessive text (Shank, 2012). Converting the …

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Anchor Instruction

Description Anchored instruction is the process of presenting instruction in the context of an authentic environment with problems or issues which learners must resolve. The problems or issues which are presented to learners in the authentic environment are “anchors” which link learning of content and skills to authentic tasks and activities in which the learning …

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Use Advance Organizers to Present Content

Description An advance organizer is relevant introductory materials presented in advance in any format of text, graphics, or hypermedia (Ausubel, 1968). Instructors may use an advance organizer to present a framework for module content Ausubel’s idea of an “advance organizer” is to relate what a student already knows to the new content to be learned …

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