Educational Theory

eLearning Month of Microlearning

In the last few months we listened to faculty concerns and questions in our walk-in Zoom sessions.  The topics we have chosen for our first micro webinars, answer the frequently asked questions. Attend a workshop No registration is required. To attend a workshop on the date that works for you, click on the meeting link ...more about eLearning Month of Microlearning



Developing Hybrid / Blended Materials

by Brian Bergen-Aurand With our continuing spate of inclement weather closing campus or otherwise interrupting our teaching schedules, I’ve turned toward putting some of my onground materials online. I’ve begun making a few resources and activities available to students with remote access because I’m trying not to fall behind. Most of us already use a ...more about Developing Hybrid / Blended Materials



5 Ways to Use Canvas in Your Onground Classes

by George Rowe If you’re an instructor in a higher-education classroom, it’s unlikely you haven’t heard of or used the ‘flipped learning’ or ‘flipped classroom’ approach: students access course content online via video lectures and other multimedia, then come to class armed with questions and background knowledge ready to engage in guided, workshop-oriented tasks. Through ...more about 5 Ways to Use Canvas in Your Onground Classes



Educators Love a Good Metaphor

by Ron Austin I remember a guest educator speaking about “scaffolding” at a Bellevue College professional development day ten years ago. The term “scaffolding” is an educational metaphor I studied while earning my Master of Education degree. I listened with interest as the educator and another visitor discussed something I had recently learned about myself. ...more about Educators Love a Good Metaphor


What to Read When You’re (Not) Teaching: September Edition

Earlier this month, I stumbled across a handful of new books focused on digital learning at Tech.edu: A Hopkins Series on Education and Technology. The series began in 2014 and currently features nine books covering topics as varied as gamification, teaching with new media, screen learning, developing knowledge and authority in online environments, and diversity ...more about What to Read When You’re (Not) Teaching: September Edition


Free Professional Development Certificates Available through the end of 2019

Free professional development micro courses are provided by IRIS for modules running through the end of 2019, thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. (Most modules require between 1-3 hours to complete.) I recently completed the modules in Accommodations: Instructional and Testing Supports for Students with Disabilities and ...more about Free Professional Development Certificates Available through the end of 2019