This informative program offers several concrete methods for increasing student engagement in the online classroom. It’s unique in that it focuses on three key elements of effective online course design. By considering consistency, creativity, and community, you’ll be better able to engage your online students and promote student success.
Adopting OER on the institution-wide level can significantly expand and improve upon the goals of the institution. But garnering faculty and institutional support is its own beast. This program walks you through methods for cultivating buy-in from academic stakeholders and faculty, methods for promoting the benefits of OER across campus and disciplines, establishing an implementation team, and building a successful launch.
This program looks at the implementation of OER from the perspectives of students, faculty, and institutions, and the reasons why faculty and institutions should consider adopting and using OER in place of traditional learning resources.
The implementation of OER provides tremendous cost savings to students, faculty, and institutions. By erasing the financial burden of traditional textbooks, institutions allow more students to take more classes and to graduate on time, and faculty are better able to more effectively customize their course materials to fit specific student needs, increasing retention and student success.
By viewing student feedback through alternative lenses, faculty and administrators are able to better understand and manage mismatched definitions of rigor. Careful consideration of student feedback can lead to instructional and policy changes that facilitate closer alignment of expectations regarding rigor, assessment, and learning.
When it comes to gatekeeper courses, there are often cases where expectations and reality don’t match, and fears, rumors, and beliefs about “hard” courses and programs discourage students and limit enrollment. By creating student buy-in and ensuring students understand that you have their best interests at heart, you can help increase their satisfaction with their college experience and influence them to move along in their academic program, resulting in positive outcomes for students, teachers, and institutions.
You can’t dispel students’ misperceptions about difficult coursework if you’re unaware of what these misperceptions are. This program discusses common mismatched definitions of rigor and strategies for bridging the divide between teacher definitions and student definitions. By leveraging these strategies, you’ll be better able to improve students’ motivation and build stronger classroom connections.
Disconnects between student and faculty expectations can create disenfranchised students and decrease faculty morale. Keeping students and instructors on the same page leads to better learning and better attitudes all around.
Gamification uses gaming elements and mechanics in a nongame context. It doesn’t require the expertise of a “professional gamer” or the creativity of an artist. It just needs the willingness to approach your content and your class a little bit differently.
Gamification uses gaming elements and mechanics in a nongame context—and it’s really simple to implement if you know where to start.
This program explains what you need to do to gamify more courses and ensure students persist even through failure. You’ll be exposed to several effective gamification strategies and examples of each. You’ll also explore how these strategies can foster student persistence and engagement.
When gamifying your courses, it’s vital that you measure the effectiveness of gamification and identify which aspects keep students most engaged. At times, you might have to make small changes. At other times, you might have to stop gamifying and reevaluate. This program will help you find the right fit for your courses.
By learning how to effectively create, share, and stream video, instructors become more successful in communicating and solving problems. This multipack of programs not only contains tips for creating impactful videos, it also provides actionable advice for advancing one’s career by getting video content viewed by a broader audience.