Learning Activities that Promote Interaction

Written and designed by Mona Maxwell, Senior Instructional Designer Edited by Lori Isber Interactions in our online courses – the “right” amount, the “right” type, and the agility to customize interactions to each successive group of students – make for effective, enjoyable and efficient learning experiences for both learners and instructors. On October 20, 2021,…

Virtual Class Etiquette for Instructors

Written by  Iwona Gniadek, Instructional Designer Edited by Nancy Fischer and Lori Isber Thinking of diversifying your online course by adding synchronous sessions? If so, here are some useful tips on etiquette and technical setup to consider. Tips to use before class Adjust your lighting. Sit in front of a source of light so that your face…

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Feedback in your online course

Written by Mona Maxwell, Senior Instructional Designer Edited by Nancy Fischer and Lori Isber What is feedback?  Feedback at the post-secondary level ranges from advising a student in an aircraft maintenance program how to rivet, to clarifying how to write in a certain genre, to specifying aspects of mathematical word problem interpretation. Feedback fills the gap between our current knowledge (what we currently know) or skill (what…