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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Best Practices for Developing Effective Multimedia Instructional Content

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of guidelines for designing instructional content and activities that engage students of diverse abilities. According to the UDL principle Multiple Means of Representation, faculty should integrate visuals with text or other media to support comprehension and perception. However, there are several research-based best practices for designing multimedia content for effective […]

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