Forms of Assessment and Feedback for Online Classes

Forms of Assessment and Feedback Formative assessment is intended to provide the instructor and student input on how well the student understands a concept as the course is progressing. The instructor can then decide to re-teach or assign additional practice until the student masters the concept. Formative assessments happen during the teaching process. Summative assessment is intended to evaluate how… Read more →

Online Collaboration and Group Work Activities

How To Conduct Group Work and Online Collaboration In An Online Class Summarized from Online Collaboration: Learning Together in Community By Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt Purpose: It brings students together to support the learning of each member of the group. It fosters creativity and critical thinking. Deeper levels of knowledge are achieved. Collaboration uses the constructivist approach to learning… Read more →

E-Learning Principles

E-Learning Principles From E-Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer Cognitive Learning Theory- An explanation of how people learn based on the idea of dual channels( information is processed in visual and auditory channels), limited capacity ( only an small amount of information can be processed in each channel at one time) and active learning… Read more →

SAMR Model of Tech Tool Use

SAMR Model of Tech Tool Use Instructional designers use technology to make the learning experience better. It is important to let the instructional goals drive the use of technology instead adopting a technology for the sake of adding “technology”  to the classroom. A good way to remember the importance of goal-driven design is to think of the SAMR model. The… Read more →

How to Create Presence in an Online Course

How to Create Presence in an Online Course Canvas Page “About Your Instructor” that includes the following: an audio recording of instructor’s voice introducing herself to her students A picture of the instructor Optional: a short paragraph about the instructor A Frequently Asked Question Forum will be created and pinned at the top of the Discussions board. It will explain… Read more →

Ways of Speaking to Assist the Captioning Process and Ways to Make Your Recorded Lectures Enduring

Ways of Speaking to Assist the Captioning Process and Ways to Make Your Recorded Lectures Enduring Try not to speak in run-on sentences. Inserting the word “and” in between ideas too frequently can confuse students. Try to say the main point of a sentence first and then follow it with a modifying clause. Ex: “There are syllogisms that can produce… Read more →

Group Work in Asynchronous Classes

Group Work in an Asynchronous Class Asynchronous classes can have successful group work activities by explaining the procedures in several places at several times. In the syllabus module of the class, create a page that describes the structure and sequence of the work flow. Inform them of how many groups of how many people there will be. How the groups… Read more →

Zoom Etiquette

Zoom Etiquette: Tips for Zoom Meeting Attendees Mute your microphone Make sure you mute your microphone when you are not speaking. This keeps background noise to a minimum Be aware of noise in the background. Avoid activities that create additional noise. For example, shuffling papers, talking on the phone or listening to music. When your microphone is not muted, everyone… Read more →

How to Keep Unwanted People Out of Your Zoom Event

Using Zoom to host public events: When you share your meeting link on social media, that makes it public. ANYONE can join. Avoid using your Personal Meeting ID (PMI) to host public events. Learn about meeting IDs and how to generate a random meeting ID (at the 0:27 mark) in this video tutorial. Become familiar with Zoom’s settings. The Waiting Room allows hosts to control participants. Manage screen sharing… Read more →