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Save Time as You Teach Online

These are some of the strategies I use to help maximize time for meaningful student contact. (first mentioned in Saving time teaching online‌ ) The goal is to spend your time and creati...

07-23-2020

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Design Challenge: Capturing the Essence and Ethics of Critical Topics

In creating a course called Intro to Pharmacy Technician, I was privileged to work with the Department Chair who was also the subject matter expert (SME), and the chief instructor.  My...

06-19-2020

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Remote-itis: Digesting the Strengths and Missed Opportunities of Online Ed

Caution My comments may sound critical of teachers, so I want to clarify that I am a higher ed instructor and this the community I strive to serve. I am also an instructional designer, user ...

06-19-2020

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Online Ed Inspiration: Goldfish

The size of the goldfish is determined by the size of the bowl.  *Ok. Scientifically-speaking this is probably due to poor water quality rather than a mysterious spatial awareness.&...

05-05-2020

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Laugh 'til it Hurts: Painful UX Humor #1

Good UX design is like a good joke.  If you have to explain it, it  may not be that  good.

04-13-2020

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Add Next Button Option to Syllabus Tool

Please consider adding the option for a "Next" button to appear at the bottom of the Syllabus tool. Now that we can finally turn off the assignments list, it would be great to have the option to...

04-13-2020

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Ready or Not: Tips for Quick Transitioning to Online Course Format

In response to disease epidemics (Covid-19 Coronavirus) many schools are transitioning to online courses, ready or not.   Ideally, online courses are thoughtfully produced using multimedia, ...

03-11-2020

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Unpack Those Docs!* Best Practices for Course Design

*You'll be glad you did.   In providing support for faculty and courses, certain best practices have been validated repeatedly.  One of those is optimizing Canvas content pages ...

02-27-2020

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Commitment to Learning

As designers and teachers, we are on a relentless quest to present the best quality information for our students in the most effective ways possible.  We acknowledge we can always do better and...

02-19-2020

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Could You Be More Specific? Committing to Examples for Major Assignments

Higher ed hosts a bewildering number of professors who 1.) fail to provide examples of completed projects and assignments, 2.) actively avoid examples on the premise of promoting creativity, and 3.) ...

02-06-2020

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Search for Meaning: Reading Response Format for Higher Ed

Enjoy this efficient Reading Response formula for encouraging higher-level Bloom’s Synthesis and Evaluation skills in higher ed. Major benefits:  Students invest more effort to glea...

02-06-2020

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Online Ed Humor Toon-Up

Yet another benefit of online courses. Author Thomas Royce Wilson, PhD. @Captain Big Idea – Free "cognitive cartoons" about learning and living with technology  *Shared with permission...

01-16-2020

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Is Online Learning Right for Me? (Student Self-Evaluation)

The rising popularity of online college courses creates new opportunities for completion and success. Unfortunately, more students who sign up for online courses also fail or wash out!  Students...

01-08-2020

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UX Design Puzzles versus Speed

It is in our best interests to ask ourselves clarifying questions as we struggle with design puzzles. Are we pursuing the right solution? Are we even focused on the right problem?  Every ...

12-05-2019

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UX Leadership: The Next Level

Innovations in technology are changing our world faster than futurists can line up to predict what is next in business or education trends. Anyone who is old enough to remember standing in line to re...

12-05-2019

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Being There: Basic Strategies for Online Teaching Presence in Canvas LMS* Part I

The element that sets successful online courses apart from old-style correspondence courses is: presence. Well-taught, well-designed online courses can allow students to get to know each ot...

12-05-2019

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User Experience UX Strategy: Rookie mistakes and signs that something has gone terribly wrong

In the UX process of discovering what is useful and usable, learning moments (mistakes) have an upside: lots of cautionary examples to share. Enjoy this selection of standout bloopers and rookie mist...

12-05-2019

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M.Ed. Educational Psychology IDET Instructional Design & Educational Technologies Teacher, Facilitator, Trainer, Learner, Instructional Designer, UX strategist, lifelong learner, and education enthusiast!
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