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

Directions: Use this checklist to chart your metacognitive strategy usage. This is a job aid (how-to-guide) to help you remember how to maximize your learning through self-regulation. Begin by writing down what you already do to study and then compare it with these research-based strategies. Cognitive strategies differ from metacognitive strategies in their concreteness such as concept mapping, similes, and

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Redesigning Online Discussions for Social Presence

A woman is working on laptop with documents.

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

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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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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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