Archive for the ‘Best practices’ Category

Announcing the Start Guide for Online Learners Announcing the Start Guide for Online Learners
Starting January 20th, First time online students will need to complete the Virtual Backpack/Start Guide for Online Learners before they can register for their first online class. Posted January 20, 2015
Bloom's rose, a new way of looking at Bloom's taxonomy Using taxonomies to develop your teaching 1
Bloom's taxonomy moves from a pyramid to a rose, and Hampel and Stickler offer a taxonomy for online instruction. Posted January 12, 2015
Discussion grid view is back!
Instructors (and students) will be glad to know that D2L has restored the grid view option for Discussions. This feature gives a better overview of overall discussion activity. It's removal was .... unpopular. Posted January 5, 2015
The era of mobile learning: a revolution of true anytime, anywhere learning (part 2) The era of mobile learning: a revolution of true anytime, anywhere learning (part 2) 2
Would you like to access Desire2Learn from your mobile devices, such as an iPad, iPod/iPhone, Android, and Blackberry? Learn what you can actually do and what apps are currently available to use. Posted December 8, 2014
text to speech Happy Universal Design Monday! 2
Check out these great "early adopter" technologies that were originally created as part of assistive technology, and learn about Universal Design for Learning. Posted December 2, 2014
Sharon Hennessy is ESOL instructor from PCC Southeast Campus Paperless Classroom. Bring your own devices! 1
Paperless Classroom for Distance Learning is the reality now, but it still can be a challenge for many Face-to Face teaching instructors. This week Southeast based ESOL instructor Sharon Hennessy talks about her experience with going paperless. Posted November 24, 2014
Be Brave. Be Bold. Tweet! Be Brave. Be Bold. Tweet! 14
Social media is over hyped for sure. But used wisely it really can keep your D2L course fresh, current & fun. Why not give Twitter a try to complement your class content and boost student engagement? Posted November 17, 2014
Next round of Faculty Learning Community sessions
Although the Faculty Learning Communities are still in the beginning stages at each campus, they are starting to take on a character of their own. Details for the upcoming sessions are linked below, but first… A few highlights… What a wealth of online teaching strategies online instructors have to share! Just to name a few, […] Posted November 10, 2014
Free BEER!! Free BEER!!
Enjoy free beer in your online class, assuming that BEER is Beautifully Engaging Education Resources. Monica looks at some excellent tools for finding open and engaging content in your course. Posted November 3, 2014
An anonymous student with his face wrapped in aluminium foil. Using BB Collaborate for assessment
Use BB Collaborate to assess your students and connect with them more personally. Posted October 27, 2014