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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Summary of a Dissertation on Gaming: Project Technologia

Slota, S. T. (2014). Project TECHNOLOGIA: A game-based approach to understanding situated intentionality (Doctoral dissertation, University of Connecticut). The reason that I selected this dissertation to review is because Slota (2014) used grounded theory to develop three perspectives on game-based learning: player-player, player-instructor, and player-game interactions. This reminded me of the interaction treatments I have researched about online learning such as

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Summary of Surviving Your Dissertation Guide

The following is a summary of a book I read for class in preparation for my dissertation with my personal notes. I thought some readers might benefit from it who are going through their doctoral program or considering one. (Source: Rudestam, K. E., & Newton, R. R. (2014). Surviving your dissertation: A comprehensive guide to content and process. Sage.) Chapter

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Finding and Creating Images for Online Courses

Images can shape the narrative of your online course and affect students’ learning. The three most important things to consider when selecting an image are copyright, inclusion, and purpose. Your school’s librarian can help you navigate the copyright and fair use practices; otherwise, review the US government site on Fair Use for specific information. For inclusion, consider the cognitive, cultural,

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Kapi’olani Community College Free Online Conference 2020 Recordings

I’ll be attending the University of Hawai’i Kapi’olani Community College Summer Camp next week for the first time. It’s not an actual camp but rather the theme for the conference: group excursions, open swim, fireside chats, story circles, and camp counselor sessions. Come check it out with me, a camp counselor! I’ll be keynoting on Thursday, August 6 at 10:00

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