Over this past academic year, I have had the pleasure of being part of the Online Faculty Fellows. As part of this experience, we were trained on Quality Matters standards and process for ensuring quality online courses. The training modules and group discussions were impactful, not only for online courses that I am developing but
Looking for a way for students to interact asynchronously using a communication platform used by the advertising industry, I decided to try Slack…
Dive into the digital world of your students. Here are 3 tools to help facilitate synchronous learning and tips to better engage your students online.
While higher education has grown especially in regards to distance learning and online education there is a growing concern on ways to not only establish an online environment but also a curriculum that aids in student retention. Both of these issues can present concerns for Universities and educators.
Shirlene Small sits in for our latest Unknown Issues episode. She is a full time lecturer at Wichita State and is known for her engaging presentations. Take a listen as Shirlene presents some of the ways she is able to consistently keep students interested in an online environment.
On this blog, we at IDT spend a lot of time talking about the instructor experience in online courses. But what about our students? What drives so many students at Wichita State to choose online courses or entire online programs? I can’t speak for every student at Wichita State, but online learning appealed to me
One of my biggest fears teaching online is feeling out of touch with my students. Specifically, I worry about not noticing or understanding their needs. In a face-to-face classroom, it’s easy for me to notice a struggling student, or for a student to approach me after class about their needs in my classroom. In an
This week, some of our staff traveled to the 2015 BlackBoard World conference in Washington D.C. Even though I’m still at home in Wichita, I’ve been streaming presentations from keynote speakers while sitting at my desk. After listening to a panel speak about how to re-involve students in the learning process, Adora Svitak took the
If you haven’t already checked it out, our Unknown Issues Podcast for this week officially introduced Taylor and me to campus as new members of the IDT team. We both talked a little bit about our experiences as online students, instructors, and course designers. As we begin our careers as Instructional Designers, Taylor and I