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Begging the Question: Strategies to Increase Student Performance
Begging the Question: Strategies to Increase Student Performance If you're an instructional designer or an instructor, you undoubtedly know a lot about questions. You know that simple yes-no questions are often a dead end and that open-ended quest (More)
9 Tips for Planning to Teach Online
Whether you are teaching in the classroom or online, planning is a key component to your success. But teaching online can present some unique challenges and oppo (More)
Preparing future instructional design leaders through an applied doctoral program: the DPS in Instructional Design Leadership
A Brief History of Instructional Design Doctoral Programs Over the past decade, the demand for professional practitioner-oriented doctoral education has grown rapidly. Groups ranging from the Carnegie Foundation to the Higher Learning Commission s (More)
Improve Your Doctoral-Level Teaching with Post-Doctoral Seminars
The Franklin University International Institute for Innovative Instruction and the office of Teaching Effectiveness has developed a series of courses for faculty members who will participate in the new More)
Five Steps to a Successful Class Start!
A good start is critical to a successful class. Modeling active learning right from the start will show students that they are in an interactive environment and will be expected to actively participate in the learning process. Follow these steps t (More)
Coping with the Complexity of Learning Analysis
Educators have a lot of data at their disposal: student grades, demographics, communications, course surveys, and learning analytics. (More)
How to Create Awesome PowerPoint Presentations
Should you use PowerPoint? Everyone who is asked to give a presentation must then ask themselves whether they should use a program to enhance their presentation. The presentation program that we are all probably most familiar with is Microsoft Power (More)
How Peer Review and Peer Grading Can Inspire Knowledge Building in the Classroom
Citing von Glaserfeld (1995), Brill and Hodges (2011) suggested that peer reviews were conducive for knowledge building among learners through shared experiences. Drawing on their own practices in teaching instructional design courses, they concluded (More)
Tips for Writing Measurable Learning Outcomes
“Upon completion of this unit, the learner will appreciate the significance of…” something, something. Or, the learner will “be able to demonstrate an understanding” of something or other. I cringe inside when I see supposed learning outcomes similar (More)
Teaching and Learning: A Philosophy of Education
Recently I designed a course for the teaching effectiveness area of Franklin University’s International Institute for Innovative Instruction. The course is for all new instructors at Franklin, helping them to “learn the ropes” before they begin teach (More)
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