Author: Eileen Stuyniski

Alternatives for Online Discussions

Last revised: 10/13/2020 by dtm.


When designing an online course, it is important to encourage students to connect with peers to discuss content and concepts.  According to the Quality Matters Standards for Online and Blended Courses, learning activities must provide opportunities for interaction that support active learning. (QM 5.2).  This article will review some alternatives to traditional text-based asynchronous discussion forums in online courses.

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Finding and Using Free Learning Materials

Last revised: 02/05/2018 by dsm.  


This article discusses FREE Open Educational Resources (OERs), why they are important, and how faculty can find and use OERs in their online and face to face classrooms.


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Tools for Improving Your Online Facilitation

Last revised: 10/02/2018 by JAP


So you have already designed and developed your online or blended course and are ready to teach This article provides  practical tools to help improve online course facilitation by considering four major instructor roles during four critical course time frames. Continue reading