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Three Plans for Designing Instructional Videos – Part I

The following three-part series presents techniques for designing instructional videos that maximize learning value. Each contribution to this series will highlight one model for how you might go about designing and planning a video. Each of these models can (and should) be modified to meet your learners’ needs and teaching situations. About Instructional Videos Video […]

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Design for Better Learning Experiences

Introduction to Learning Environment Design: An Open Course In May 2016, the University of Central Oklahoma, Institute for Learning Environment Design launched an open course called Introduction to Learning Environment Design. This course is the first is a series of seven courses leading to a certification – Certified Learning Environment Architect (CLEA). The introduction course […]

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Using Backward Course Design to Create Successful Online Courses

I have personally experienced many different approaches and methods for designing online courses. These typically break down into three different categories, or orientations to design: Content focused Experience focused Outcomes focused Each of these methods has their strengths and downfalls. With content focused design, you start with the topics you want to teach and then […]

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Moving from Information to Experience: Strategies for Enhancing Learner Engagement and Success

Key Points Much of our higher education system has traditionally relied on methods for opening access to information Our role as educators is always changing and adapting to the needs of learners Successful learning environments use information to enhance the experience of learning The Problem Facing Learner Engagement One of the more common concerns I […]

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