Designing Gamified Learning Environments

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Kristen Bourgault

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How can the design principles used to develop creative and engaging games be leveraged to guide our decisions in building effective online courses?  The term “gCome explore the exciting topic of gamification in our DESIGNING GAMIFIED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS workshop!amification” has Read More >

Graduation Season

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Heather Frederick and Melanie Shaw

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We love graduations. Whether we are watching a preschool celebration in a crowded auditorium, caps being thrown in the air on a high school football field, or the ceremonial hooding of a doctoral graduate on a stage….Pomp and Circumstance brings Read More >

Rubrics – More than Just Assessment

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Dr. Renee Aitken

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When I first started using rubrics, I was a technical trainer for a large telecommunications company and the reason for using them was simple. It was a way to assure trainees could perform the required skills. It was important to Read More >

Are you in alignment?

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Meredith Singleton

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We hear about alignment in many areas of our lives. Our bodies. Our tires. The stars. But what about our courses? Is your course in alignment? I started teaching as an adjunct with a canned course. I played no role Read More >

Designing for Discussion-Based Teaching

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Dr. Barbara M. Hall

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What is discussion-based teaching, and how does it differ from other forms of teaching? Discussion-based teaching is an instructional approach that prioritizes learner acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes through discourse rather than passive approaches that focus on lecture, reading, Read More >