• Designing Online Discussions: What are we aiming for anyway?

    Mar 18, 2019, 09:00 AM by Lynée Sanute
    Is your online discussion truly a discussion? What makes discussions engaging and relevant to students? Let's discuss online discussions!
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  • What factors contribute to online student success?

    Mar 7, 2019, 10:41 PM by Sarah North
    There are many factors which contribute to any student's success, but online students face more of an uphill battle, I believe. Success in online learning requires more self-direction, more persistence, and more assertiveness than traditional face-to-face learning environments do. Some factors are seen over and over again as playing an important role in online student success.
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  • A Case for TechSmith Relay

    Mar 1, 2019, 03:13 PM by Bradon Lewis
    I know I’m biased when I say this, but it’s hard for me to imagine an online course without media. In my opinion, media is one of the best formats for learning. It personalizes courses and gives students options beyond a textbook. YouTube has changed the way our culture learns. For instance, if you want to learn how to assemble Ikea furniture or explore some different cooking recipes, all you have to do is search YouTube and find high quality videos that show you the process step by step.
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  • Designing Online Discussions: Simple ideas for getting started

    Feb 15, 2019, 08:36 AM by Lainie Hoffman
    I often find myself talking with people about online discussions and how to best set them up. Instructors, in particular, want to know the key to student engagement and best practices for their own participation. This isn’t something that has a hard and fast answer – you can certainly find plenty of suggestions, but a lot rides on what’s happening in a particular course. While the details of the best design might be variable, there are a few things that I always suggest planning around when getting started with discussion assignments.
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  • FAQs: Why is the Agreement for Development of an Online Course required?

    Feb 5, 2019, 08:23 AM by Kim Penoyer
    The Office of Digital Education is preparing to solicit proposals from the schools and colleges of CU Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus for development of new online programs. An important part of the program development grant is the development of courses for online delivery and the professional development opportunities that are available to faculty who are developing and teaching the online courses. Faculty developing these new courses are paid an online course development stipend and have always been required to sign the “Agreement for Development of an Online Course." So, what is this agreement and why is it necessary?
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