Tag Archives: syllabus

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

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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),

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Join me at AERA 2018 in NYC

I’m so excited about attending my first conference of the American Educational Research Association (#AERA18) this year. This year’s theme is the dreams, possibilities, and necessity of public education. It will be held in New York City from April 13-17th at various participating hotels. There are 17,000 registrants! My first event at the conference is to meet my second language

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Online Cognitive Activities that Engender a Community of Inquiry

What does your syllabus say about your online course?  I just completed a research project developing a rubric  to identify the potential for a community of inquiry in online college courses.  Then I used the rubric to review 23 online course syllabi from my university’s College of Education.  I found a high amount of cognitive presence in the instructional activities and extensive and

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My First Research Project in Instructional Technology

This Friday, I submitted my first research proposal to my university’s institutional review board (IRB).  My title is Planned Communication Actions and Levels of Interactivity in Online Course Syllabi. The purpose of the study is to determine the inclusion and strength of interaction treatments (e.g. student-teacher, student-student) in online course offerings and the types of interactions that occur within them.  I’ll explore

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