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Playing Chicken: Knowing When to Adapt Your Teaching Strategy

Introduction Much of my professional research and career interests have focused on planning and designing education and training experiences. While research consistently supports the importance of effective instructional planning, there is also much to be said about mastering the role of adaptability in teaching. In other words, knowing when to change and adapt “the plan” […]

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 […]

Exploring Applications for Blended Learning

Recently, the preview of the 2017 NMC Horizon Report was published listing emerging trends and issues facing higher education learning environments. One of the “short-term trends” highlighted in the report was exploring blended learning designs. Blended learning is the process of combining multiple learning spaces, such as online or classroom spaces, in a single unified […]

Three Plans for Designing Instructional Videos – Part III

As we have explored in part I and part II of this series, there are many ways to design instructional videos. These range from simple information delivery video, to more complex scenario-based learning experiences. In the final article of this series, I explore how to use demonstration videos as a teaching technique while also allowing […]

Three Plans for Designing Instructional Videos – Part II

Instructional videos are becoming an increasingly important part of teaching and learning experiences. In part I of this series, I described ways to organize a video by focusing on the context first and then describing the concept. In this article, I will share how to use challenge questions to organize and guide the development of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]