Online Teaching Readiness Needs Assessment

I created this questionnaire prior to collaborating with instructors preparing for online course design. It helped me gather their prior knowledge and better address where to begin the instructional design process. Also, surveys serve as a way to inform the participant. Feel free to adapt and use it with your instructors, as this one is based on the Canvas LMS

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My Second Research Publication

I developed the Online Community of Inquiry Syllabus Rubric© (OCOISR) during my doctoral studies with the support of my Professor, Dr. James Van Haneghan, and peer input from other students. This new publication is about my two case studies reviewing syllabi with it. “It serves as a proactive way to determine the inclusion and strength of interactive treatments that support

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Presentation: Capture ID Perspectives and Practices for UDL and Active Learning

Who: Kapi’olani Community College Summer Camp (hyperlinked to website) Where: Online – register to access Zoom link. Registration is free! What: Professional development sessions for higher education faculty, staff, and graduate students. See program for complete details. When: August 2nd-5th, 2021 Join our 20-minute ‘Open Swim’ (session type) on Aug 2nd at 4:30 CST! Presenters: Drs. Sandra Rogers, University of

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Cognitive Learning Strategies for Students

Dear Students, Here are some cognitive strategies that will help you learn and remember the information in the long term. 1. Concept mapping – This is a spatial cognitive strategy that utilizes visual arrangements. When you create a concept map for something, you’re learning. This activity takes the new information learned and places it into an organized structure. There are

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Student Learning Organizer for Metacognitive Strategies

Metacognition is a way for you to self-monitor your learning and expand on it to increase short and long-term memory. Cognitive strategies differ from metacognitive strategies in their concreteness such as concept mapping and frames (tables with or without formulas like below). Metacognition is thinking about thinking, hence, meta-awareness. When you engage in this self-talk, you’re monitoring your cognitive processes. This is referred

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Redesigning Online Discussions for Social Presence

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A community of inquiry (COI) includes the social, cognitive, and teaching interactions among students, instructors, and experts in the field, as well as their interaction with the content provided. The presence of all three types of interactions are essential to the communication loop for an online COI (Garrison, 2000). Cognitive presence is the engagement in learning activities that demand higher-order

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My First Research Publication

My peer, Susie Gronseth, and I conducted a case study research about active learning and the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework this year. It was published in an open access journal. Our paper is titled, Apply UDL to Online Active Learning: Instructional Designer Perspectives. Check it out! We hope to present our findings at this year’s Association of Educational

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Program Evaluation Reference guide

During my doctoral studies in instructional design, I studied program evaluation. It was one of my favorite courses. I like the challenge of investigating situations to better understand contexts for continuous improvement. Additionally, for two years, I evaluated alternative educational programs for the state of Florida. I enjoyed getting to know the stakeholders, as well as how their programs functioned.

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Teaching Tips for Critical Thinking

In light of current events, I’d like to share a selection of my blogs on critical thinking with K-12 educators some of which could also be used with college freshmen. Ideas for Teaching Problem-solving, Critical Thinking, and Reasoning: If I were to teach problem solving, critical thinking, and reasoning, I’d embed it into the content already being taught (e.g., math or

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