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November 20, 2014
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Taking the mystery out of ‘accessibility’ part I

Web accessibility allows for students with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, interact, and contribute to their courses which have online components. This article summarizes strategies you may use to make sure your documents and Blackboard site are accessible. Making teaching … Continue reading

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November 20, 2014
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Crafting an effective blogging assignment

When crafted effectively, blogging assignments can be a great tool to reinforce class concepts, encourage discussion, and promote additional research. Blogging allows students to write about topics related to their coursework and to comment on their classmates’ work. Many articles … Continue reading

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October 14, 2014
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Infographics in the classroom

 Infographics – unexplored yet powerful, especially for learners who prefer to learn visually. Here is some help to effectively use them in our instruction. Infographics can capture large amounts of data and succinctly display information statistically, relationally, chronologically, thematically, etc. … Continue reading

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October 14, 2014
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Grading student work: Blackboard grade center

Timely feedback and grading of student work is primarily for: administrative purposes, providing student feedback of progress in the course, guidance for accomplishment of skills required for future coursework, and student motivation. Using the grade center to record and communicate … Continue reading

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September 19, 2014
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How to design for virtual team projects

Creative ways to design and facilitate virtual team projects eLearning Services held a meeting last month focusing on virtual team projects. During the meeting, eLearning staff and faculty members discussed how to facilitate virtual meetings and the best technologies and … Continue reading

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September 19, 2014
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Tips for effective course delivery

Common practices of effective faculty include focusing on the student and being involved in the course throughout the semester. Focusing on the quality of teaching and learning continues after a successful kickoff to the semester. Instructional interaction adds quality to … Continue reading

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August 20, 2014
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Evaluating best practices in your course design

Good course design begins with a plan. The components of good course design include clear objectives, assessment requirements and opportunities to engage students. Development and delivery of a quality course impacts learning, supports retention of student, reduces costs, and improves … Continue reading

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June 29, 2014
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Evaluating how your course supports best practices for course design

Good course design begins with a plan. The components of good course design include clear objectives, assessment requirements and opportunities to engage students. Development and delivery of a quality course impacts learning, supports retention of student, reduces costs, and improves … Continue reading

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April 29, 2014
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Quality Matters and how it relates to Lawrence Tech

Quality Matters (QM) is a nonprofit organization focusing on quality course design in online and blended learning. The Quality Matters Program is a nationally recognized and widely used standard of excellence. Colleges and universities submit courses to Quality Matters for … Continue reading