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
Have to teach an online course that someone else built? If it’s well designed, the transition should be seamless. If it’s lousy, you’re in for a long haul.
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.
How taking another look at your online content can help you redefine your face-to-face classes.
The WSU Office for Workforce, Professional and Community Education (WPCE) is now soliciting ideas for Fall 2017 badges. Badges are short courses of 1 credit hour or less designed for working, non-degree seeking professionals. Each college is encouraged to submit at least two badge ideas for consideration.
I just arrived back in Wichita from beautiful Portland, Oregon where the 8th Annual Quality Matters Conference was hosted. The city–and especially the conference–was such a breath of fresh air.
How many of us have had a student ask, “Where is [blank]?” While sometimes, this may be a simple oversight, it may also denote a navigation problem. In looking at accessibility, course organization is essential and can significantly impact a student’s ability to navigate the course with ease.
Headings are a critical, but often overlooked, aspect of creating accessible content in Blackboard. Headers “provide screen reader users the ability to jump directly to specific content,” which allows them to navigate through content at their own pace.
Many of us might have been in this same situation as former students or even current professionals in an online academic environment:
You are navigating your way through an online course and a question pops into your head. Maybe it’s “Don’t I have a paper due this week?” or “What is Spring Break?” So you navigate to the course’s syllabus section and click on the link to navigate that document.