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E-Textbooks: Making Course Resources More Accessible and Affordable
The Textbook Problem The affordability of, and accessibility to, lower cost course resources such as textbooks and supplementary materials in higher education is a growing concern in the United States.  Currently, the process of textbook adoption ha (More)
How to Use Media Effectively in Online Courses
In the online higher education community, course designers are constantly trying to develop courses that reach beyond the learner simply staring at a static screen. With the instructor and the learner at a physical distance, there are many features w (More)
Online Experiential Learning: Bringing the Courtroom to the Classroom
What is Experiential Learning? Experiential learning (EL) is the “process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience” (Corbett, 2005, p. 479). As Kolb (1984) posited, individuals learn through experience, reflection, thoug (More)
The Difference Between Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, and Instructional Science
What is the difference between instructional design, and instructional technology, and instructional science? There are many different subsets of the field of instructional design, and in this post I will clarify the differences between these differe (More)
How to Develop Yourself as a Learning Professional
The world is constantly changing and, as a learning professional, your role is constantly evolving. To remain relevant and have a po (More)
Paradox of Social Presence in Online Learning in the Age of Social Media How often do you think of (More)
How Do Students Respond to Microlearning?
What is Microlearning? Why Should We Use It? Microlearning is a way of teaching and delivering content to learners in small, very specific bursts. The learners are in control of what and when they're learning. Microlearning allows for better lear (More)
Curriculum Design Framework in Digital Age – Revisit the Tyler Model
Most organizations are using a learning management system. The adoption of this technology, along with nonstop technological changes and updates, has significantly altered curriculum development. The purpose of this blog post is to propose a design f (More)
From Knowledge Sharing to Knowledge Building
Our society is changing rapidly and innovation is becoming more recognized as a key factor for a competitive advantage. In order to prepare our students for success in innovation, it is necessary to re-examine our conventional pedagogy and to gear th (More)
Quelling the Rising Tide: The Stifling Power of the Textbook Industry and the Underused Power of Open Educational Resources
There is no question that the cost of textbooks, as well instructional materials, has been rising dramatically. On average, students spend about $900 per year on textbooks, which translates to about 26% of tuition for a four year public university an (More)
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