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Course Discussion Board

Please share any questions or comments about the course on this discussion board.

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Learning forums

Topic Forum Description Discussions
Your Style of Teaching
  1. Think about your style of teaching. Explain what teaching practices you may carry over into the online environment and what teaching practices may not be suitable.
  2. Once you have posted to the discussion forum, respond to at least two other participants’ answers.  
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Instructional Design Models
  1. Choose two or three elements or characteristics from ID models (Gagne’s Nine Events, ADDIE, Backward Design, ARCS) that you would like to incorporate in the development of your online module or course and justify your choice.
  2. Read responses from other participants and provide feedback on at ...
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Designing for Online Delivery (Group Activity)
  1. Review a syllabus for a face-to-face course that you previously taught or participated in before (if it's not your syllabus, please make sure you have permission to use it).
  2. Make recommendations for re-designing this syllabus for an online course based on instructional design and learning theory...
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How to Ruin an Online Course
  1. You should think of possible undesirable characteristics of any online course or module and post a list of these characteristics on the discussion board.
  2. Talk about how you would try to avoid these types of problems in your own module or course.
  3. Compare your list with at least two other postings...
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Writing and Evaluating Learning Outcomes
  1. Using Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives and the stem + action word + learning statement framework, write three or four learning outcomes for an existing course (or module in a course) that you would like to redesign for online or blended delivery.
  2. After you have posted your own learning...
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Overcoming Online Teaching and Learning Challenges
  1. Explain why you are interested in teaching an online or blended learning module, including the expected benefits for you and your students.
  2. Anticipate the challenges you may encounter and outline a strategy to overcome these challenges. Include comments on how you will help students become ...
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Community of Inquiry
  • Post a brief paragraph explaining how the Community of Inquiry framework might offer a way around (or a proactive way to avoid) difficulties in communication. Think about your personal reflections from the Online Communication Barriers video.
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Communication Activity
  1. Share one goal or learning outcome** for a course or module you have taught or will teach in a blended or online environment. Based on what you’ve learned in the module, and on your own learning experiences, choose a tool available to you and design a communication activity that aligns with your...
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Defining Educational Technology Tools
  1. Go online and find definitions of synchronous and asynchronous educational technologies.
  2. Share your definitions on the discussion board and explain when you might use each type in a course that you would like to design for online or blended delivery. Think about what the most important ...
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Choosing Educational Technology discussion forum
  1. Share one learning outcome for a course or module you have taught or will teach in an online or blended environment. Based on what you’ve learned in this module (and on your own learning experiences) choose one synchronous tool and one asynchronous tool to design two learning activities that ...
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Assessment and Evaluation
  1. Retrieve the activity you completed in the Types of Assessment section (Click to Download Assessment Tools and Activities handout); consider the assessment ideas in relation to a learning outcome for a course; select an assessment tool to measure student achievement of the learning outcome; ...
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Group Activity: Modes of Interaction
  1. Each member of the groups lists 5 possible ways to improve the assigned mode of interaction in an online or blended course and rates them 1-5.
  2. Each group member posts their list in the forum.
  3. Within the group, discuss and decide on the best 5 ways to improve the assigned mode of interaction.

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Group Activity: Conditions for Motivation
  1. Each member of the groups lists 5 possible ways to improve the assigned condition for motivation in on online or blended course and rates them 1-5.
  2. Each group member posts their list in the forum.
  3. Within group, discuss and decide on the best 5 ways to improve the assigned condition for ...
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Learning Communities
  1. Respond to one of the following three questions/tasks. Be sure to share your own personal experiences and respond to your classmates' posts:
  • In what ways, if any, do I currently encourage students in my face-to-face or online courses to think of themselves as a community of learners?
  • Is there ...
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