Category Archives: Teaching Tips

Faculty Spotlight: Richard White – Online Video Conferencing

Instructor: Richard J. White Course: HRM/MSM 9019 OL Negotiation and Conflict Management About the Project: This course uses simulated negotiation exercises focused on problems in a management/human relations environment to provide negotiations experiences. These experiences are then analyzed using course materials and … Continue reading

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Writing Measurable Learning Objectives

To define how to write measurable learning objectives, we should answer first what a learning objective means. There is an inconsistency in literature about terms like learning goals, learning objectives, and learning outcomes. They overlap in meaning and each has a slightly different meaning based on whether … Continue reading

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Backward Instructional Design Model

Instructional Design is a term that refers to systematically designed instruction with or without the use of educational technology. Instructional Design 101 is a four-part series description of “the process of assessing learning needs and applying the appropriate learning strategy to meet … Continue reading

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Faculty Spotlight: Flipping The Classroom with Dr. Clare Mehta and Prof. R. Bryan Sears

This month faculty spotlight is on Prof. R. Bryan Sears and Dr. Clare Mehta. Here, their experience is shared as a logical continuation of a hot topic at Emmanuel College, addressed in a recent post: “What Is a Flipped Classroom?.” ATIG staff interviewed the two … Continue reading

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Classroom Feedback – Formative Self-Evaluation Technique for Teachers

Teaching is a hard job, a noble professional and personal commitment. Just like any other profession, its performance is evaluated on constant basis. In the academic world, one of the most common ways is through course evaluations done by students … Continue reading

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What Is a Flipped Classroom?

A flipped classroom is a format where instruction delivery does not happen in class, but asynchronously off campus most often in the form of digitally recorded lecture materials. In addition, learning activities (quizzes, papers, or projects) can be tied to … Continue reading

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Enhancing Motivation to Learn

There is no doubt that student motivation to learn is derived from personal goals. Whether these goals are directly related to the purpose of learning provided is a different story. As Dr. Margery B. Ginsberg says: “Across cultural groups, all … Continue reading

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Instructional Design 101, Part 4

Let’s conclude the Instructional Design 101 series by pulling everything together to see how you can practically use the ADDIE process in your classroom. Whether you are building a new course, redesigning one, or adding a new instructional technology, ADDIE … Continue reading

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Instructional Design 101, Part 3

  We continue the Instructional Design 101 series with the next 3 phases of ADDIE – Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. In the Development phase, we begin to put together our instructional strategy: Based on our determined objectives, how are we … Continue reading

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Looking for Teaching Ideas? Try Merlot!

While a glass of wine may stimulate ideas, that’s not the kind of merlot I’m talking about. This Merlot is actually “a free and open peer reviewed collection of online teaching and learning materials and faculty-developed services contributed and used … Continue reading

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