Author Archives: Teacherrogers

Kapi’olani Community College Free Online Conference Aug 3-7

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

Read more

My Instructional Design Collaboration with Instructors: Analysis PhASE

Instructional design (ID) encompasses a wide array of activities besides classroom learning such as the improvement of human performance, products, processes, and overall return on investments of an organization. It includes the use of research, theory, practical experience, and common sense. Instructional designers work closely with organizations and subject matter experts to solve problems, determine needs, improve outcomes, and find opportunities through systematic analysis and

Read more

Beyond Zoom: Alternative Lecture Formats

Are you and your students finding it difficult to spend hours on Zoom or other web conferencing tools for lectures? Beside the unhealthy aspect of sitting for long periods, it’s difficult to pay attention over time. This is exacerbated when we’re on camera. To be clear, Zoom is still useful for a myriad of teaching activities (e.g., office hours, live

Read more

Snapshot: Remote Teaching and Learning Support

Remote Work On March 17, 2020, I packed up my workspace and went home to work remotely for the University of California-Los Angeles since the campus closed during winter quarter and everything went online on March 10th. The week between March 10th and the 17th was full of technology training on-campus activities meeting face-to-face with instructors in collaborative triage with

Read more

eLearning Consortium of Colorado Conference April 15-17

Hello Everyone, Please join the free & online 31st annual eLearning Consortium of Colorado Conference that will take place Wednesday April 15 – April 17, 2020 over Zoom. We have a good number of game based learning session that may be of interest to you. Here’s the schedule https://bit.ly/elccschedule. It is free but please register ahead of time at bit.ly/elcc20reg. Game Based

Read more

Web Conferencing Tips for Remote Teaching

As K-16 schools cancel face-to-face classes and transition to remote teaching online, many are using web conference tools for the first time. I’ve used them for a decade and would like to share some best practices. First, go through all the features and configure your settings in this new tool—this is critical because some settings automate tasks such as saving

Read more

Join me at TCC 2020 Online Conference

I’m happy to announce that I’ll make one presentation and give one interactive workshop at the 25th anniversary of Technology, Colleges & Community (TCC) Worldwide Online Conference held April 14-16, 2020. TCC Hawaii, LearningTimes, and the Learning Design and Technology Department at the University of Hawaii-Manoa collaboratively produce this event. The conference is fully online and affordable. It will be my

Read more

Part 2: Time-saving Tips for Teaching Online

Back in July, in Part I, I shared some time-saving tips for teaching online that addressed specific software to aid in the development of course content and also save time on teaching tasks. As promised, Part II covers some non-software tips such as computer shortcuts, strategies, and professional development. Preparing your course and teaching online can be very time-consuming, be

Read more

Keynote: Online Course Design for Active Learning within the UDL Framework

This past fall, I gave my first keynote presentation at the University of Houston (UH) to faculty and staff. Their 1-day conference, Innovative Teaching and Learning at a Distance (ITLD), focused on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Several of the co-authors for the Routledge book, Universal Access Through Inclusive Instructional Design: International Perspectives on UDL (Gronseth & Dalton, 2019),

Read more
« Older Entries