The Purpose of Pedagogy Review

I’ve been wanting to curate a research collection that points to effective practices in online instruction. Well, now is the time. In conjunction with an upcoming series of iTeachU Live chat events that I’ll be running from UAF eCampus entitled “What Does the Research Say?”, we’ll need a site to serve as a collection […]

By |January 26th, 2017|design, pedagogy|0 Comments

Instruction without the Text Crutch

Purpose of ‘Moving Beyond Text’

What exactly is wrong with text?
Is your domain knowledge more a capability of performance?
Would you teach someone how to tie their shoes using text?
What is the best way to teach the skill of tying  a bowline knot?
If you do move beyond text, how do you […]

By |April 6th, 2016|pedagogy, Training|0 Comments

Methods of iTeach

So what happens when you have nine instructional designers who are tasked with developing curriculum to help UAF faculty develop online courses? What happens is that you see a variety of techniques in which content is presented, activities are practiced and the faculty reflect upon. Our most recent iTeach was presented in a period […]

By |November 5th, 2015|pedagogy, Research|0 Comments

Curation on Facilitating and Moderating Online Discussions

Recently I lead a discussion on leading discussions in the online realm. I provided the group participants from iTeach a few web resources and articles that touched on some important aspects of effective and necessary moderation tasks.
This lengthy article gives great detail to the number of tasks that a moderator has in creating and […]

By |October 27th, 2015|pedagogy, Research|0 Comments

UBD Tree – A Course on Science Lab Design

If you are a fan or a student of “Understanding by Design” by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, you’ll be familiar with the UBD tree for instructional design. I partially developed one for a possible science lab design course for the online classroom. The UBD tree is complete from big idea, through two essential […]

By |May 19th, 2015|design, pedagogy|0 Comments