There is no doubt that online learning is synonymous with the use of technology, after all, one must at least use the internet and some device to connect with it to access the course. The question is how much technology should Instructional Designers (IDs) incorporate into their training designs? Drs. Boettcher and Conrad (2016) explain … Continue reading Good Use of Technology and Multimedia in Online Learning
Educational institutions have a fear that their students will engage in academic dishonesty. This fear seems to increase when they consider distance education and online classes. However, research shows that academic dishonesty occurs at similar rates in both face-to-face and online learning environments. In other words, students are not more likely to cheat because they … Continue reading Dealing with Academic Dishonesty in Online Learning
Building learning communities is an important aspect of online education. Research shows that having a social presence and feeling a sense of community influence online student outcomes as well as their satisfaction with the course and learning environment.
Launching effective and engaging online and blended learning courses requires good instructional design practices and proven online teaching strategies.
Distance learning has been around for a very long time, and although there is some discordance about the precise time it started, some sources date it back to the 1700's.
It is very important for Instructional Designers (IDs) to have an understanding of learning theories and learning styles.
The purpose of Icebreakers in an online class is to get students to know each other so they can get a deeper connection and participate with one another in meaningful discussions that will improve their learning experience.