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July 15, 2018
How much instructional advice have you heard over the years? How often when you talk about an instructional issue are you given advice, whether you ask for it or not? Let’s say you’re a new teacher...
July 12, 2018
While college and university faculty are paid to teach, we are often hired because of our scholarship. We are evaluated in the hiring process by the strength of our publications and conference...
July 11, 2018
My last post on Canvas' US market share surpassing Blackboard's predictably got a fair bit of attention, including some follow-up press elsewhere on the internet. There were a few comments to the...
July 11, 2018
Are you inadvertently believing learning myths? Are your best practices based on hearsay? In this episode, I speak with Clark Quinn about many of the myths, superstitions and misconceptions learning...
July 9, 2018
A checklist is absolutely essential to moving a face-to-face course online. Not only does it help the instructor conceptualize their course in an online environment, it helps the instructional...
July 9, 2018
“I’m sorry to bother you, but…” was the opening line of every email I received in the first week of this semester. This line was usually followed by nothing that would actually bother me: a question...
July 9, 2018
In most courses with some sort of research writing assignment, there’s a strongly worded prohibition against using Wikipedia. IT’S NOT A RELIABLE SOURCE! And measured by academic standards, it’s not...
July 8, 2018
1. Study the knowledge base of teaching and learning. You have chosen to teach in higher education because you are a subject-matter specialist with a tremendous knowledge of your discipline. As you...
July 8, 2018
As of July 6th, our data partner LISTedTECH informs us that Canvas is now the primary LMS in more US colleges and universities than Blackboard Learn. By a margin of two; Canvas has 1,218...
July 8, 2018
Most student rating instruments include a question related to the feedback provided by the instructor. It may ask whether it was constructive, actionable, delivered in a timely manner, or some...

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