Category Archives: Teaching Technology

Setting Up the Online Learning Experience

The preparation for the online learning experience is similar to the preparation for the face-to-face environment; the main deference is “more planning must be done before students arrive at the course site” (Boettcher & Conrad, 2010, p. 56). To be … Continue reading

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Accessible web design for your course

Whether you’re building a website, writing a blog post, or editing your course shell in Blackboard, there are certain steps you can take to make sure your content is accessible to all students. These steps include adding alternative text to … Continue reading

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Sharing your screen with students

At our recent workshop on discussion boards and online learning, Dalia Hanna demonstrated VoiceThread for participants. VoiceThread allows users to “upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos.” Users can comment on these videos or images with … Continue reading

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Games and Simulations in Online Courses

Conrad and Donaldson (2011) stated “by involving cyber students in activities that utilize games and simulations, real-life skills can be enhanced, and learning can be made fun” (p. 101). The 2013 NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education predicted that simulations … Continue reading

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