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Many of us have been there. You’re trying to facilitate a discussion over Zoom, you pose a question, you wait the appropriately awkward amount of time and …crickets. Perhaps students aren’t sure what they want to say — it may be that they are tired — or they could just be shy. Whatever the issue, discussion falls flat when students don’t engage….
When you’re designing a new course or doing a major syllabus revision, where do you typically start? If you’re like me (and probably most instructors), you begin with the content. What are the key concepts, ideas, and understandings that I want students to take away from my course? Then, lay them out on the calendar and identify readings, activities, and assessments. …
An easy-to-implement approach to content delivery is found in the Instructional Design (ID) theory known as Dual Coding. Don’t worry, no HTML here. This is coding for educators….
Educators live in a world of competing priorities. We know the stress that accompanies our responsibilities for preparing lessons, providing students with feedback, designing assessments, maintaining office hours, and so much more. …
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