If you cultivate an interest in your students’ experience, you’ll create ties with them, and over time you’ll have a better idea about what they need to know.
Effective norms will have a core of expectations the professor provides and additional norms the students include. Make sure to distribute and apply these expectations.
Amy Chesser and Wendy Dusenbury from College of Health Professions and the Online Faculty Fellows program talk with Carolyn about the importance of centralizing student questions in an online class.
Continuing our look at accessibility challenges, we look at inaccessible external websites, strict time constraints on exams, unclear or non-descriptive course content, and course content without proper headings and styles for navigation.
In part 1 of our look at accessibility challenges, we examine unclear navigation or inconsistent course designs, audio content without a transcript or text alternative, unclear or not meaningful links, images with no alternative text, colors used for instructional purposes, and videos without captioning.
In early 2016, the Academic Affairs office at Wichita State instituted a new syllabus that requires classes have measurable student learning outcomes that are aligned with course assessments.
The word of the day this year at WCET was Iterate. It was a core idea in the opening Keynote. It seemed like every presenter I saw picked it up and used it in their presentations. Eventually I expected Pee Wee Herman to run around in circles waving his hands every time someone said “Iterate.”
Carolyn Speer and John Jones are in lovely downtown Minneapolis at the WCET conference. Listen in as they talk about their experience in the first two days, regulatory issues, the “word of the day” (spoiler alert, it’s “iteration”), and also share what keeps them up at night.
If I asked you to list the most important things any class could have, what might you say? Personally, I imagine Socrates asking questions and guiding students along to a pre-determined and yet (somehow) fresh and transformative conclusion.