In this blog I summarize my experiences of teaching classes in various delivery formats (online, blended/ flipped/ hybrid and face-to-face) and the relative strengths and weaknesses of each. Teaching or taking a class in a certain delivery format can sometimes be a choice, and I hope that sharing my experiences may help some of you to make a better choice as instructors or learners.
There is nothing our team loves more than working with instructors to develop online courses for Wichita State University. Last year, I had the opportunity to work with Leigh Jackson, a lecturer and instructor for the History department. I sat down with Leigh to talk about her experiences teaching online and working with our team:
We have received our first question for our feature “Ask IDT”! I’m so excited.
Dr. Carolyn Speer Schmidt leads Dr. Porcaro and Dr. Perry on a deep dive discussion into what it means to have “parity” between online and face-to-face classes. Along the way, they discuss student engagement, quality classes, and a few other topics. This week’s podcast is a great roundtable discussion on some of the most important issues in online education.
We sat down with Dr. Danny Bergman, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. Right off the bat, Carolyn challenges Danny on his observation that face-to-face discussions are more “authentic” than online ones. Where do you stand on this issue?
Want to increase extrinsic motivation in a way that doesn’t necessarily give points for every student action? Take a look at the Achievements tool.
Are you tired and ready for spring break? Are you bored with your own lectures? Sick of reading your students saying the same things in response to your venerable assignments? Are you tired? Bone tired? And still unable to sleep? I have the cure for you: Take A Risk Today
I’m a social worker as well as an educator, and so I’m always looking for ways to get people together for a cause. I find that cultivating and connecting students to build knowledge and skills towards growth and change in our classroom is a good one! Sometimes it can be challenging to know where to start with the available tools on Blackboard.
As children we develop language skills by “learning” our alphabet. But how did we actually learn it? It’s an interesting concept when we really think about it. Many may say that they started by learning the letter a, then b, then c, and so on. But how did you learn your letters?