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Tuesday Links – March 29, 2016

Every other Tuesday, Vision publishes links to the articles that we instructional designers have read and found interesting during the previous two weeks. The opinions expressed in these articles don’t always reflect our own. Rather, we share them because we think they compel conversation, which we’re happy to have with our readers in the comments field below.  New study reveals that Singapore graduates are 65 per cent ready for their careers – Instructure The…

Teaching is Leading

Teaching is Leading – Inspiration from the UNE Online Education Department

Leading from the classroom, outward At CSU East Bay, in Hayward, California, I coordinated the “Urban Teacher Leadership Master’s Degree Program.” The participants were teachers from some of the most challenging schools in the Bay Area. Many were products of those schools, and all had chosen to do “God’s work” every day and in any…

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Why do it: Essential Questions for Learning

We have been talking on and off about essential questions with Chris. Just the other day, because I am facilitating an online course about online course development (yup, I am!), a participant in the course submitted a syllabus with an essential question in it, and this was such a joyous moment that I had to…

Health Informatics Webinar

Health Informatics Informational Webinar

Are you interested in Health Informatics, but not quite sure what it is?   ‘What to Expect from a Degree or Certificate in Health Informatics’ UNE Online is now offering three online health informatics programs designed to prepare the next generation of clinical, IT and data experts: Master of Science in Health InformaticsGraduate Certificate in Health Informatics  and a new Competency-Based Bachelor’s Degree in Health Informatics . These innovative programs are…

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Tuesday Links – March 15, 2016

Every other Tuesday, Vision publishes links to the articles that we instructional designers have read and found interesting during the previous two weeks. The opinions expressed in these articles don’t always reflect our own. Rather, we share them because we think they compel conversation, which we’re happy to have with our readers in the comments field below.  Never judge a book by its cover—use student achievement instead  – Brookings by…

Educating Literacy Teachers Online

Dr. Lane Clarke co-authors book on educating literacy teachers online

Dr. Lane Clarke, of the Education Department at UNE, recently co-authored a book on educating Literacy teachers in an online format.  Tailored to online educators and literacy teachers This book is a comprehensive guide for literacy teacher educators and professional development trainers who teach and work in online settings. The authors provide tools, techniques, and…

Tips for Gamifying Your Course

Looking to heighten student interest and understanding? Then consider gamification. What’s gamification? Gamification entails using game design elements, game thinking, and game mechanics in non-game contexts to make learning more engaging. Gamification boasts many benefits (1) . It not only fosters student engagement, but also increases retention. It engages people’s natural desire to explore and make…

Transformative Leadership

Transformative Leaders and Learners in Ed.D.

Colleagues, Our community of practice, Ed.D., is designed to engage individuals who are active leaders in their organizations, who seek to create equity and opportunity for peers, clients, and community members, and who apply theory to practice every day. That is, transformative leaders and learners. May you also have balance in all things. The latter is…

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Assessment: You have options beyond multiple choice and lit review

In backward design, you start any course or lesson with the goal in mind (=the outcome, hence “backward”), and then design an assessment (or a series of assessments) to allow students to demonstrate that they have mastered a certain concept or a skill – as determined by the outcome (or competency). Then, you scaffold the assignments…