Best Practices for Online Course Design

Recently I developed a set of Best Practices for Online Course Design in Higher Education: “[This document] is intended to serve as a guide to the development of online courses. These guidelines have been developed from a review of best practices within the field of online education and distance learning and align with the Quality Continue Reading →

Online Discussion Board Rubric

Online learning in an academic setting requires a great deal of focus on discussion posts.  When the face2face element is removed, student-student and student-faculty engagement generally occurs on the discussion boards.  This put the discussion board at the center of student learning, and many studies have demonstrated how effective gently-guided discussion can be in achieving Continue Reading →