Archive for 'Online Teaching and Learning' Category

Using Graphics When Designing Courses

16 November 2006

As I mentioned previously, I am currently helping to build a set of online courses. Our design team is constantly struggling with different ways to represent content (for a particular goal or objective–e.g. model for students how to integrate a internet-based lesson plan). Anyway, I wanted to add a link to a Posting from Creating […]

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Michigan Merit Curriculum Guidelines for Online Learning

3 November 2006

On April 20th of this year our governor signed into effect a law that revised Michigan’s high school graduation requirements. The state has more recently published a set of guidelines for the Online Learning requirement. (Thanks to my colleague Carrie for sending this along ). This document provides clarification on what the state means […]

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Ebb and Flow

15 August 2006

Currently I am in the process of designing some online courses. Today I was thinking about not just how and why a specific media should be selected but also … when. While the courses focus on teaching skills (in a meaningful context and related to practice) they are still well … teaching skills. When teaching […]

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Blackboard’s Patent

9 August 2006

All I can say is that I don’t think we have heard the last of this. I have seen some other postings from people who feel that the patent was too broad and that it will have to be worked out in litigation. See an article last month in The Chronicle

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Distance Education (Chapter 14) HECT

31 January 2006

Gunawardena, C. N., & McIssac, M. S. (2003). Distance Education. In D. H. Jonassen, Ed., Handbook of research in educational communications and technology. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
The Development of Research in DE
Much of the early research would focus on media comparison studies, descriptive studies, and evaluation reports, however, the additional focus on student […]

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