Research has demonstrated the potential of adaptive learning to reduce dropout rates, improve learning outcomes, and expedite students’ learning journal to achieve their educational goals faster (Imhof, Bergamin, & McGarrity, 2020), especially when it is combined with a complete course redesign (Brown, et al., 2020). At the University of Central Florida, personalized adaptive learning (PAL) …

PAL5000 is a faculty training course focusing on teaching with adaptive learning technologies using existing courseware. Based on the selected platform, instructors work with PAL instructional designers and relevant vendor support to complete the course activities. Course Objectives Register for PAL5000 If you are interested in adopting adaptive technologies in your teaching, please contact the …

Best Practices for Using Multimedia in Your Online Course Using multimedia (e.g., videos, podcasts) in your online course is a great way to engage students by presenting information in a different format. When creating and adding multimedia to your course, you should ensure that it will be accessible to all of your students. A few …

Making your videos accessible is crucial for maintaining quality and engaging students effectively. An accessible video includes captions, a transcript, audio description and is delivered in an accessible media player. If you have not created an accessible video prior to uploading to Webcourses@UCF , in this guide we will walk you through the steps to how …

Kersten Schroeder. Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences at UCF. Dr. Schroeder teaches Microbial Metabolism, Medical Biochemistry, Molecular Biology I, Quantitative Biological Methods, and Methods in Biotechnology. He has developed personal adaptive learning protocols using Acrobatiq in Microbial Metabolism and Quantitative Biological Methods. Recently, he published articles …

The Center for Distributed Learning has a dedicated team of instructional designers who specialize in supporting faculty interested in Open Education.   This team empowers faculty to  Learn more through a short course adapted by our team, just for you. Introduction to Open Education Open Educational Resources (OER) Find Open and/or Free Educational Resources for Your Course(s)  Textbooks Images / Videos / Simulations  Create Open and/or Free Educational Resources for Your Course(s) Use the following tools to …

Panopto Essentials is training for faculty credentialed to teach online who would like to incorporate some asynchronous content delivery using the online delivery platform, Panopto.