Pivoting to Online Teaching: Research and Practitioner Perspectives

Given recent global developments related to COVID-19, colleges and universities have rapidly shifted to move teaching online.  In this FREE online course offered through EDX by the University of Texas at Arlington, participants will explore research-informed, effective practices for online teaching and learning in post-secondary institutions. By enrolling, you will learn practical ways to quickly […]

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New Resource: How the Communication Process Impacts E-Learning

Effective communication skills are at the heart of teaching and learning. To learn strategies to design more effective instructional messages for online learning, we recommend reading instructional technologist Tom Kuhlmann’s article How the Communication Process Impacts E-Learning.

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New Resource: How to Be a Better Online Teacher

Published by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the How to Be a Better Online Teacher Advice Guide dispels misconceptions about online courses and suggests practical guidelines to design impactful online learning experiences.  Be sure to check out the article’s links to explore support resources.

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Strategies for Active Learning

Students learn best when they are engaged in active, authentic learning experiences. Review these resources to discover strategies and tools for fostering active learning in your teaching practice. From Passive to Active Learning (Barucha, 2019) Three Active Learning Strategies You Can Do in 10 Minutes or Less (Honeycutt, 2018) 7 Things You Should Know About […]

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Getting Started with the New Blackboard

As faculty may remember from our May 2019 communications, MATC’s Blackboard home page and base navigation were updated with a modern, streamlined look over summer. See Understanding the Changes and this video overview to learn more about the new interface. Please note that your current courses have not changed, but you are invited to pilot Ultra Courses, a new form of course […]

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