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Supporting Student Success in Online Courses

The first post in The Best in Online Teaching Series Whether you’re a seasoned online instructor or just getting started in the world of online teaching, all of us have the same goal: student success. Three key practices can support student success in your online course: clear and structured course design, visible instructor presence, and Read more about Supporting Student Success in Online Courses[…]

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Recent Scholarship Projects/Publications

This year I had the honor and privilege to collaborate with a number of well-known researchers in the area of faculty/educational development on two different projects: DEFINING WHAT MATTERS: Guidelines for Comprehensive Center forTeaching and Learning (CTL) Evaluation – a collaboration of 15 members of the POD Network A Center for Teaching and Learning Matrix Read more about Recent Scholarship Projects/Publications[…]

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Digital Literacy or Fluency?

I’m at the AdobeMAX conference in Los Angeles. Yesterday, on a Sunday no less, I spent a day with 280 other folks from higher education institutions learning and sharing about digital literacy.  But one of the presenters challenged us to think about what the difference is between literacy and fluency. Let’s take a look at Read more about Digital Literacy or Fluency?[…]

Digital Literacy

Digital literacy is the updated version of information literacy.  Around the turn of the century, information literacy skills included how to turn on a computer, save a file, open a program, as well as finding information and using it to support research.  With the creation of smartphones, social media, and mobile everything, these have morphed Read more about Digital Literacy[…]

Update on Courses I’m teaching

Since I’ve left Western Michigan University, I’ll be teaching a few more courses at UMUC.  Spring 2017 will see me teaching in the Master of Distance Education and e-Learning (again, so glad to be able to contribute).  I’ll be teaching DETC630: Emerging Technology Trends and Issues in Distance Education and e-Learning.

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Courses Taught or Teaching

Graduate Current: IMAT639 – Internet Multimedia Applications, Masters of Information Science, University of Maryland University College Past: EDT5410 – Introduction to Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Research, and Technology, Western Michigan University (WMU) EDT6420 – Design and Development for Learning, Educational Leadership, Research, and Technology, Western Michigan University (WMU) EDT6430 – Fundamentals of Online Learning, Educational Read more about Courses Taught or Teaching[…]