In today’s virtual classroom, we have almost unlimited potential to do things we could never do in a conventional class. We don’t have to content ourselves with just assigning a textbook to be read. Gone are the days when we must do our best to present university-level lectures in a face-to-face setting, notwithstanding rampant absenteeism, …

In this first session of the Dziuban Award Workshop Series, professors Hanson and Croft address how online faculty might provide clear evidence of effective online student engagement. Such evidence is essential for faculty planning to submit proposals this fall for the 2018 Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching.

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 recognized standards. Session presenters will showcase select items included in the Quality and High Quality course review process and describe beneficial outcomes from a faculty member’s perspective. A key resource will be the Quality and High Quality items which participants can use to meet their unique needs.

Presentation Abstract Join Dr. Scott Freeman, principal lecturer in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington, as he presents a high-level overview of the role of active learning in STEM disciplines and implications for technology-mediated course redesign (i.e., blended, adaptive, or online). Show Notes Dr. Scott Freeman’s meta-analysis (referenced in the video): Active …

Don Merritt and Todd McMohon from UCF’s Office of Intructional Resources present about OIR services to the Fall 2017 cohort of IDL6543. About the Plenary Session This plenary presentation about services offered by the Office of Instructional Resources (OIR) was facilitated by Don Merritt, Director of OIR, and Todd McMahon, Assistant Director of OIR. The presentation …

In this presentation of Creating Accessible Online Content, Jacob Bates, Techranger Team Lead, and Jesse McBride, Techranger, discuss some of the best practices for designing accessible content. During the course of this presentation, Jacob and Jesse will also demonstrate CDL’s Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool (UDOIT) that enables faculty to identify accessibility issues in …

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 skills, essential for learners’ employability and career advancement.