Archive for the ‘Best practices’ Category
More than chicken scratch: the benefits of hand-written work in an online class (and some apps that assist!)
- Math faculty Ann Cary discusses the benefits of, and methods to support using hand-written work in an online class.
Posted March 2, 2015
A smorgasbord of strategies
- Recent Faculty Learning Community discussions have created a wealth of ideas for improving your online course, your students' experience, and your own course management.
Posted February 23, 2015
Presidents with Disabilities
- In honor of Presidents Day, Karen looks at which past U.S. Presidents had disabilities, and suggests ways to help make that opportunity available to your students.
Posted February 16, 2015
What do you think about online course materials sharing?
- Steve looks at the merits and demerits of course sharing to kick off a conversation with the larger college.
Posted February 9, 2015
Get Googly with Google Docs
- Get Googly with Google Docs! Learn some neat tips to uncover some hidden features in Google Docs for research and turn your class into paperless classroom.
Posted February 2, 2015
LMS tricks from Northwest ELearning
- Use these browser tricks to simplify your work flow around LMS. Start with these 5 and follow to www.edtech2020.org for many more. This is the resource site of Tim Chase from Baker Charter Schools. We met him this fall at Northwest e-Learning conference.
Posted January 26, 2015
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
Using taxonomies to develop your teaching
- 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)
- 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