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Good lessons here on teaching

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How people learn

One of the popular concepts over the past decade or so has been that of “learning styles.” It’s an idea that’s been around for many years in the field of education but it has been in danger of becoming “faddish” … Continue reading

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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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The two questions you fail to ask when using a teaching method

After a formal group conversation about educational theory at a recent event a theology professor and I took our break outside the conference building. As we sat on rocking chairs looking over the vista the professor apologetically shared his frustration … 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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Getting good at it

I was engaged in a conversation about on-line learning recently, with someone who has never taken an online course nor taught in that context. I must confess that some of those conversations were interesting at one time. But after teaching … Continue reading

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High Impact Pedagogy

New post at the Wabash Center’s blog for theological school deans: Does your curriculum use high-impact pedagogy? Please like & share:

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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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Using Instructional Prompts for Online Learning

The greatest potential of the online learning environment is its capacity to foster high levels of interactive learning that leads to “deep understanding.” The instructor’s role is critical to making this happen. The manner and frequency of the instructor’s response … Continue reading

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Using announcements in the online environment

I’ve found that instructors new to the online environment sometimes are not too clear about functionality of various pedagogical actions on the LMS platforms. Teacher behavior that has become intuitive in the classroom environment become a challenge when one tries … Continue reading

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