Are your online students civil? What does it mean to be civil in an online course?
Dr. Roy Myose talks about issues of attendance in classes when there are video lectures available online. Call it “flipped” or “hybrid,” Dr. Myose’s content delivery model is becoming more common at WSU and around the country, but what are the unintended consequences of giving this kind of access to content?
Dr. Vinod Namboodiri and Carolyn discuss the pros and cons of three class delivery methods: online, hybrid, and face-to-face. Find out what Dr. Namboodiri would choose if he had to pick just one of those for his own teaching!
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.
We have received our first question for our feature “Ask IDT”! I’m so excited.
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) is now offering a new feature, “Ask IDT.” Using our handy online form, you can ask us an anonymous question about any aspect of online classes, technology-assisted teaching, flipping, or any other thing you think we might be able to help you with, and we will write a blog post in response.
Spring break has ended and with it comes the realization that the semester will quickly be drawing to a close. While some may be looking towards the summer like a long-lost haven of peace and tranquility, a place with no assignments needing to be graded and no seemingly endless line of course related stressors; others may be looking towards the summer and are beginning to feel the first tendrils of panic and/or procrastination.
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?
If you are about to teach a Blackboard course for the very first time and need to be acquainted with the Blackboard Control Panel, watch this brief video to learn more.