eLearning

Incorporating Transformative Learning into a Spanish Course

Introduction I attended UCO’s Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR) training in the summer of 2019 and subsequently used information from that instruction to redesign one of my fall 2019 Elementary Spanish I culture activities. Motivating my effort was interest in refreshing course assignments, helping students meet course and UCO transformative learning objectives in new and […]

Three Techniques for Using Micro-Credentials to Engage Learners

Think of a time when you completed a college course, a webinar, or a workplace seminar… There were most likely records of your attendance and completion…but…how were you able to communicate the skills you gained with others? Did you receive a paper certificate? A standard transcript? Micro-credentials are gaining popularity in education and workplace settings […]

Teaching From Home: Structure, Time-Management, & Self-Care

Todd Zakrajsek, our 2016 UCO Collegium speaker, offers some quick tips on working from home Designate A Work Area Identify items to bring to your home office. What may make your workload more natural, familiar, and comfortable (e.g., favorite travel mug, a reference tool, or book that you reach for often, or even a favorite […]

Dynamic Lecturing – Seven Online Lecture Enhancement Strategies

Dr. Christine Harrington, one of the keynote speakers at the Sept. 7th and 8th, 2020 Collegium and co-author of the notable book on Dynamic Lecturing, has summarized helpful techniques for Dynamic Lecturing in Synchronous Online Lectures. Technology tools such as Zoom make it easy for faculty to conduct live teaching sessions in an online environment.  […]

Four Steps to Designing Micro Learning Interactions

Article by Bucky J. Dodd, Ph.D. – When designing learning experiences, many educators tend to focus on designing overall formal learning environments such as a courses, seminars, or workshops. Within these formal learning processes, there are often many dynamic opportunities to support learning based on the unique needs and experiences that learners encounter. Responding to […]

Unlocking the Secrets of Learning Innovation

Written by Bucky J. Dodd, PhD – The Institute for Learning Environment Design recently attended the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Innovate conference in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to catching up with many of our collaborators from other institutions, we also unveiled a new visual analytics tool for accelerating learning innovation called the Learning Environment Innovation […]

Starting the Intellectual Engine Online

Writen by Tracy Fairless, M.A., Director of Learning Design, Center for eLearning and Connected Environments – “Students should be made to grapple with the material and receive authentic practice in thinking like an expert,” said Carl Wieman, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and associate director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In […]

Modeling The “Openness” of Learning Environments

Article written by Bucky J. Dodd, Ph.D., Center for eLearning and Connected Environments – Openness and Learning Environments Technology constantly gives us new and exciting ways of enhancing learning experiences. Early digital technologies focused on opening new delivery channels. We continue to see digital learning technologies transform the way we connect and learn from other […]

Designing a Transformative Learning Community for Online Learning Excellence

Introduction April is poised to be an exciting month for educators in the State of Oklahoma. Through support of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Council for Online Learning Excellence is coordinating the first Oklahoma Learning Innovations Summit. This “blended” learning summit is aimed at helping educators share effective practices and knowledge about […]

Scaling Transformative Learning Using eLearning

The connections between transformative learning and elearning are rich and create an environment prime for innovation and learning excellence. eLearning is a broad term used to describe the use of technology to empower and support learning experiences. eLearning strategies can provide unparalleled access to transformative learning experiences through the use of technology. While access and […]