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Leveraging OER: Creating an Affordable and Customized Student Learning Experience

6/19/2018
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Whether you are looking to save your students money on high-priced course materials or leverage learning content that offers you the freedom to customize the learning experience for your highly-diverse student demographic, open educational resources (OER) can help you to achieve your goals. In this session, participants will learn about the richness of openly-licensed educational materials, where to find them, and potential use cases for implementation in their courses. Additionally, a UCF...

Duration:00:32:43

Setting the Stage: Designing for Quality Online Learning Experiences

2/19/2018
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Providing a course overview, offering accessible and relevant content, encouraging meaningful interaction, and challenging students to think critically are all elements that contribute to a quality online learning experience. However, designing for quality may feel like a moving target and thus an elusive goal to achieve. To address this, the Instructional Design team at UCF has created a Quality and High Quality online course review process based on our own practices as well as nationally...

Duration:00:36:30

Projecting Your Online Persona Via Video

9/15/2017
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Is your personality, humor, and care for student success lost in translation while teaching your online course? When you are not seen or heard, learners may have more difficulty connecting with you, which may hinder the overall experience. Integrating video can help develop your online persona by fostering your social presence in the online classroom. Video has the potential to enhance student satisfaction, engagement, and meaningful learning. By using video, you can model multimedia fluency...

Duration:00:27:23

Storytelling, Amplifying the Human Connection in Online Learning

5/24/2017
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The online classroom environment can sometimes cause students to feel isolated, both socially and cognitively. Digital storytelling creates a framework that can bring the online classroom to life, energizing social-cognitive dynamisms, and promoting a more authentic sense of community in the virtual teaching and learning space.

Duration:00:24:53

Extending the Efficacy of the Learning Management System: Integrating Tools to Enhance Learning Online

2/14/2017
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Abstract Learning management systems (LMS) such as Blackboard and Canvas provide a foundation for instructors to design online learning experiences. In recent years, the functionality of most LMSs has expanded to offer more flexibility, primarily by allowing external tools to be integrated. Tools such as Twitter, YouTube, and Quizlet have the potential to increase learners’ access to content, foster interaction with others in the community, and assess learning in diverse ways. In this...

Duration:00:29:02

Extending the Efficacy of the Learning Management System: Integrating Tools to Enhance Learning Online

2/14/2017
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Abstract Learning management systems (LMS) such as Blackboard and Canvas provide a foundation for instructors to design online learning experiences. In recent years, the functionality of most LMSs has expanded to offer more flexibility, primarily by allowing external tools to be integrated. Tools such as Twitter, YouTube, and Quizlet have the potential to increase learners’ access to content, foster interaction with others in the community, and assess learning in diverse ways. In this...

Duration:00:29:02

Personalizing the Learning Experience: Integrating Adaptive Elements in Online Courses

10/5/2016
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Abstract Supporting the learning needs of students in online courses is commonly perceived as challenging for instructors, as the time and effort needed to master particular concepts may vary widely. Adaptive learning, an educational method which adapts presentation of material and assessment according to students’ unique learning needs, is gaining popularity in online courses. In this session, we will provide an overview of adaptive learning approaches, describe real-life examples,...

Duration:00:29:34

Personalizing the Learning Experience: Integrating Adaptive Elements in Online Courses

10/5/2016
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Abstract Supporting the learning needs of students in online courses is commonly perceived as challenging for instructors, as the time and effort needed to master particular concepts may vary widely. Adaptive learning, an educational method which adapts presentation of material and assessment according to students’ unique learning needs, is gaining popularity in online courses. In this session, we will provide an overview of adaptive learning approaches, describe real-life examples, consider...

Duration:00:29:34

Promoting Flexible Learning Opportunities in Online Courses: A Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Approach

6/9/2016
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Abstract Addressing the needs of individual learners in online courses is commonly perceived as challenging for instructors. Design principles included in the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework have the potential to optimize learning in all spaces for all people, based on scientific insights in how people learn. In this session, we will share principles from the UDL framework that promote flexible learning opportunities within online courses. Specifically, an instructor’s...

Duration:00:28:13

Promoting Flexible Learning Opportunities in Online Courses: A Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Approach

6/9/2016
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Abstract Addressing the needs of individual learners in online courses is commonly perceived as challenging for instructors. Design principles included in the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework have the potential to optimize learning in all spaces for all people, based on scientific insights in how people learn. In this session, we will share principles from the UDL framework that promote flexible learning opportunities within online courses. Specifically, an instructor’s...

Duration:00:28:13

The Role of Synchronous Communication in Asynchronous Online Courses

2/1/2016
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Seminar Date: March 29, 2016 Seminar Time: 1:00pm Location: Streamed Online from LIB 161B Abstract The ability to communicate in real time (synchronous) through media such as text, audio, and video, can enhance the online learning experience by providing dynamic opportunities for social connection, collaborative problem solving, and collective reflection. However, issues related to synchronous communication include scheduling conflicts, technical support, and the perception that it is...

Duration:00:24:38

The Role of Synchronous Communication in Asynchronous Online Courses

2/1/2016
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Seminar Date: March 29, 2016 Seminar Time: 1:00pm Location: Streamed Online from LIB 161B AbstractThe ability to communicate in real time (synchronous) through media such as text, audio, and video, can enhance the online learning experience by providing dynamic opportunities for social connection, collaborative problem solving, and collective reflection. However, issues related to synchronous communication include scheduling conflicts, technical support, and the perception that it is extra...

Duration:00:24:38

Creating and Sustaining Effective Online Discussions: Strategies to Foster Critical Thinking and Student Voice

9/29/2015
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Seminar Date: November 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm Abstract Online discussions are extensively used in online and mixed-mode courses. However, a common concern is that students will minimally participate in order to fulfill the grading requirements, and not truly engage with the content, instructor, or peers. In this session, we will share strategies to create and sustain online discussions that foster critical thinking and student voice. These strategies guide an instructor to effectively design...

Duration:00:27:31

Creating and Sustaining Effective Online Discussions: Strategies to Foster Critical Thinking and Student Voice

9/29/2015
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Seminar Date: November 4, 2015 at 1:00 pmAbstractOnline discussions are extensively used in online and mixed-mode courses. However, a common concern is that students will minimally participate in order to fulfill the grading requirements, and not truly engage with the content, instructor, or peers. In this session, we will share strategies to create and sustain online discussions that foster critical thinking and student voice. These strategies guide an instructor to effectively design the...

Duration:00:27:31

Leveraging Mobile Devices to Support Authentic Learning

7/22/2015
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Ownership of mobile technologies such as smartphones and tablets continues to rise amongst college students. Incorporating these devices in coursework can facilitate authentic learning, with students connecting what is taught in the course to real-world issues and applications. This can be especially powerful in online learning environments, allowing students to capture experiences in the field and share with others in the class. Although instructors may express an interest in...

Duration:00:27:48

Leveraging Mobile Devices to Support Authentic Learning

7/22/2015
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Ownership of mobile technologies such as smartphones and tablets continues to rise amongst college students. Incorporating these devices in coursework can facilitate authentic learning, with students connecting what is taught in the course to real-world issues and applications. This can be especially powerful in online learning environments, allowing students to capture experiences in the field and share with others in the class. Although instructors may express an interest in incorporating...

Duration:00:27:48

Strategies to Encourage Academic Integrity in Online Exams

3/18/2015
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Online exams are popular in college courses, offering a time-efficient and flexible way of assessing student learning. Students often prefer them because of the convenience factor, while instructors like that they do not expend valuable face-to-face class time. However, the concern about students cheating on online exams is pervasive throughout higher education. Instructors often worry that it is difficult for students to remain academically honest under such conditions. In this session,...

Duration:00:33:53

Strategies to Encourage Academic Integrity in Online Exams

3/18/2015
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Online exams are popular in college courses, offering a time-efficient and flexible way of assessing student learning. Students often prefer them because of the convenience factor, while instructors like that they do not expend valuable face-to-face class time. However, the concern about students cheating on online exams is pervasive throughout higher education. Instructors often worry that it is difficult for students to remain academically honest under such conditions. In this session,...

Duration:00:33:53

Using Social Media to Enhance Community in Your Classes

10/14/2014
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Today’s college students are using social media more than ever in their personal lives, and emerging research suggests that social media can have a powerful influence on the learning experience. Many instructors have an interest in harnessing the pedagogical potential of social media, but are unsure how to effectively integrate them in their curricula. In this session, we will describe how social media can foster a sense of community within and beyond the classroom setting. Specifically,...

Duration:00:34:57

Using Social Media to Enhance Community in Your Classes

10/14/2014
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Today’s college students are using social media more than ever in their personal lives, and emerging research suggests that social media can have a powerful influence on the learning experience. Many instructors have an interest in harnessing the pedagogical potential of social media, but are unsure how to effectively integrate them in their curricula. In this session, we will describe how social media can foster a sense of community within and beyond the classroom setting. Specifically, we...

Duration:00:34:57