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.
Not all assumptions are wrong; but not all assumptions are right, either. So what about the assumptions we make every day; the ones we may not even realize that we are making?
Soon, you’ll know more than you could possibly want to know to about me and my little adventure.
Audiences are egocentric, according to Stephen Lucas, author of The Art of Public Speaking used in the Comm 111 classes here at WSU. When people listen to speeches, they want to know what’s in it for them. Our students are our audiences, so it should be no surprise if they enroll in our courses asking themselves, “What’s in it for me?”
Over the past year, online learning and I have become very intimate. Even though I had taught online for a year prior to joining the Instructional Design and Technology team, online learning and I were not so in synch.
Valentine’s Day is all around us. It has permeated the shiny candy wrappers in the WSU IDT team’s sugar stash; it’s been in my local Target from the moment they packed away all of the leftover Christmas merchandise that went unpurchased. And it’s definitely been in the air lately. So in the spirit of Saint Valentine himself,
Hello! My name is Michael Cole and I’m the newest member of the Wichita State University Instructional Design and Technology team! Before finding myself in this position, I was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the English department for Wichita State. I am, above all, so thrilled to be able to keep working within this campus
Next week, Wichita State will be launching one of its first online courses in the History Department! HIST 132: American History 2 covers American history from the Civil War to modern day. In one of my first assignments as an Instructional Designer at Wichita State, I was asked to help design and develop the course.