Recently, I won a year’s license to FlipGrid, which enables video discussions within the online classroom. If you’re attending Blackboard World in Las Vegas next week, why not try out this virtual discussion tool and tell the rest of the universe what you’re most looking forward to about the conference? Just link to the question […]
Browser preference has never been a big deal for me: as long as I could access the content I wanted safely, I really didn’t care which browser I used. When the Internet was new and Internet Explorer was the only option for PCs, that was fine with me, and that remained fine for several years. […]
If I have learned one thing in my time as an instructional designer and developer, it is that success in this area relies heavily on the element of flexibility with one’s clients. I work in higher education, and flexibility is especially significant when thinking about the overall roles of the instructional designer and instructor in […]
Online course delivery always presents challenges. Instructors must determine the best way to provide content, instruction, and meaningful assessment as well as be aware of technologies available via the course’s learning management system. The work I just completed this week with a science education professor included all of these challenges, and in a couple of […]
As I learn more about pedagogy and best practices in instructional design, I’m clearly developing some strong opinions on what can make an online course effective—and not. The following are some of my strongest ideas (not in any specific order) about how to make an online course bad.