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Using visual cues in your online course site (Moodle)

The online learning experience leans toward being a visual one. That makes the design of your course an important consideration. A good practice is to imagine your students sitting in front of their computer screen looking at your course site. … Continue reading

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Make your course more effective with IRA and the Ws

Effective teaching in the online environment calls for following sound pedagogy, often, the same as those practiced in the classroom. After all, in a real sense learning is learning, regardless of where it happens. Whether you are teaching a dedicated … Continue reading

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Create Better Online Discussion Questions

Using a hybrid format for a course often means increasing the use of the online discussion forum as a primary pedagogy. This can enhance the learning experience, deepen comprehension, and offer a means for more immediate application of knowledge. It … Continue reading

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Aesthetics and Pedagogy in Online Learning

The online environment is a visual medium. Whether you are teaching a dedicated online course, using a hybrid format, or using your online course site (Moodle or Blackboard) as a resource and enrichment component of your classroom course, “style” and … Continue reading

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It’s not that complicated

Dear professors, it’s not that complicated. (Click image to enlarge) Israel Galindo is Associate Dean, Lifelong Learning at the Columbia Theological Seminary. Formerly he was Dean at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. Galindo serves on the Advisory Committee of … Continue reading

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The Dean and program assessment

Post on the Wabash blog for theological school deans: “The dean and program assessment, a portable infographic.” Please like & share:

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The Brain and Learning 7

Some years ago I took a seminar with communication guru Edwin Tufte. He concluded his seminar on communication and design with a film of a magician’s performance. The short film was a clever and effective way to demonstrate some of … Continue reading

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Create lecture notes for Powerpoint

A friend asked me how I prepare my speaker notes for Powerpoint presentations. He saw that my speaker notes had the slide images on one side of the page with the corresponding notes on the other (with about four slide … Continue reading

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