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 >

Adult Education: Oh, Yeah! Oh, Yeah!

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Melanie Shaw

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Adult learning is an important topic for anyone engaged in the delivery of online higher education. Adults have unique learning needs and to be effective, instructors must take these needs into consideration. Adult learners have incredible resilience, zeal, and incentive Read More >