two dogs wearing red bandana outside snow

Year-end Reflection

Written by Sasha White, Instructional Designer  Can you believe it’s that time of the year again? I munch on chicken fingers at the table as I try to admire my Christmas tree and strategize on how best to put gifts under it without my dogs Pumpkin and Donut causing an elephant stampede (95% of the presents are theirs – and they know it, too).   Under normal circumstances (normal…

Portrait of a mature woman looking out over the countryside.

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…

E-learning, online education and virtual classroom

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop 2021

The APPQMR workshop models the quality standards provided in the QM’s Higher Education Rubric. Participants appreciated being able to see how to structure a course site to provide clear navigation and a meaningful learning experience. All this is rooted in course elements that work together to help learners achieve the course learning outcomes.