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Alternatives for Online Discussions

Last revised: 08/6/2019 by ehs.

Overview

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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Competencies for Online and Hybrid/Blended Instruction

Last revised: 2/19/2019  by jap

Overview:

What does an instructor need to succeed with an online or hybrid/blended course? The UConn Competencies for Online and Hybrid/Blended Instruction provides twenty-seven competencies to inform and self-assess against.

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How to Add Alternative Text (Alt. Text) to Images in HuskyCT

Last Reviewed: 2/14/2019 by cah

Overview

Adding alternative text to images in HuskyCT provides learners with low vision and those using screen readers with important information about the meaning of the image. This article provides information about why alternative text descriptions are important, as well as step-by-step instructions for completing this relatively easy task.

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