Techniques

Technique: Virtual Field Trips

Technique: Virtual Field Trips

Virtual field trips can increases motivation and highlights the application of course material to the real world. It is an excellent opportunity to facilitate learning outside of the online classroom in an interesting and purposeful way. Field notes, reports, inventories, and treasure hunt lists, can be developed in the online course individually or in small…

Technique: Collaborative Authorship

Technique: Collaborative Authorship

This is one method of supporting social co-construction of knowledge through collaborative communication. For example learners can read a novel that doesn’t have a complete ending, then write a last chapter, and post their submissions to a class blog for others to read and respond. Collaborating with other learners (authors) enhances their reading experience. This…

Creating Short Paper Assignments

Creating Short Paper Assignments

Well-designed short paper assignments, when used as building blocks for the summation activity, can assist with student success by providing focused, attainable activities and opportunities for feedback. Web Resources Designing Effective Writing Assignments – University of Minnesota Teaching Guide: Designing Writing Assignments – Colorado State University How do I create, support, and grade writing assignments?…