Thoughts on digital facilitation: Clear and direct teaching presence is perhaps the most critical element in a fully online course. Social presence can emerge in a digital setting, but promoting one should not trump, nor supersede cognitive presence. Participatory… Continue Reading →
Team 1’s Facilitation Plan Team Members: Earl Einarson, Susan Nassiripour, Lisa Gates, Tala Mami, Laren Helfer Given the topic ‘Ways in which emerging digital technologies could influence facilitation’, we decided on the following learning outcome: Identify an emerging technology… Continue Reading →
“Once community is established, the more likely deep and meaningful learning will occur” (Vaughan et al., 2013). The Community of Inquiry (CoI) model rests on this understanding, that learning is deeper when it occurs socially. The idea that learning is… Continue Reading →
When asked to articulate and then refine a ‘problem of practice’ from my current professional life, I didn’t have to contemplate very long to identify a challenge I was currently facing. As an instructor in higher education, I (along with… Continue Reading →
In my prior Blog Post, I explained that I was interested in exploring the issue of academic integrity in distance learning, and in discovering if/how educational institutions maintain the integrity and quality of their courses when transitioning from traditional to… Continue Reading →
The recent and rapid shift from traditionally delivered to remotely delivered courses has presented a challenge for many post-secondary institutions; how can the integrity of an educational transaction be preserved when the affordances of traditional delivery are removed? More specifically,… Continue Reading →
You can read Team C’s Toolkit post here.
Educational institutions must be prepared to cope with and embrace change. The dynamic nature of emerging technologies which are becoming more prevalent in today’s’ learning environments demands educational institutions not only be able to deal with change, but also to… Continue Reading →