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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Cub Kahn

Cub Kahn

Increasing Online Accessibility and Design Quality in your Online Courses - 1 views

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    Summarizes legal basis for accessible online educational materials and provides tips and key links to aid instructors in moving toward Universal Design for Learning.
Cub Kahn

Evidence-Based Higher Education: Is the Learning Styles 'Myth' Important? - 0 views

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    "The basic idea behind the use of 'Learning Styles' is that learners can be categorized into one or more 'styles' (e.g., Visual, Auditory, Converger) and that teaching students according to their style will result in improved learning. This idea has been repeatedly tested and there is currently no evidence to support it. . . . We argue that the interests of all may be better served by promoting evidence-based approaches to Higher Education."
Cub Kahn

Online Homework Put to the Test: A Report on the Impact of Two Online Learning Systems ... - 1 views

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    "Students who completed the online homework activities performed significantly better on a common comprehensive final exam than students who did not participate. . . . These findings suggest responsive online homework in general, and a responsive-adaptive learning system driven by knowledge space theory in particular, has a significant positive impact on student performance in the first-quarter general chemistry course."
Cub Kahn

Student Voices on the Roles of Instructors in Asynchronous Learning Environments in the... - 1 views

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    "The findings suggest that a new role, the life skill promoter, has emerged. Furthermore, analysis of the remaining roles (pedagogical, designer, social, technical and managerial) showed that: (i) online instructors are, first and foremost, pedagogues; (ii) the design of the particular online program influences the pedagogical and designer roles and; (iii) the managerial role has declined in importance over the years due to the development of more intuitive and transparent online scenarios from the beginning of the course onward."
Cub Kahn

Human Online Teaching and Learning: The Quest for Authenticity - 1 views

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    "To humanize online teaching is to create a situation where strangers can meet by the campfire, discuss what is important to them, and depart with the sense of connection, despite the darkness, and a feeling of community. It is that feeling of authenticity."
Cub Kahn

Social Media for Education Toolkit - 1 views

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    An interactive site that helps faculty select and implement social media for use in their teaching based on Bloom's levels, types of content, instructional methods and forms of assessment in the course.
Cub Kahn

ADA Compliance for Online Course Design - 1 views

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    Includes many links to excellent UW Accessible Technology and DO-IT guidelines, tips and how-to pages.
Cub Kahn

​The Future of Online Learning Is Offline: What Strava Can Teach Digital Cour... - 1 views

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    "One of the biggest misunderstandings about online learning is that it has to be limited to things that can be done in front of a computer screen. Instead, we need to reimagine online courses as something that can enable the interplay between offline activities and digital augmentation. . . . We need to focus . . . more on finding ways to robustly capture evidence of offline learning that can be validated and critiqued at scale by peers and experts online."
Cub Kahn

Do Closed Captions Help Students Learn? - 1 views

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    In the WCET Frontiers blog, Dr. Katie Linder summarizes findings of the Ecampus Research Unit's collaborative national study with 3Play Media.
Cub Kahn

Evidence-Based Principles for Online Faculty Development - 2 views

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    "Leaders from the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education - a national organization of professionals involved in faculty, graduate student, and organizational development - have developed eight principles to guide colleges and universities in adopting, implementing, and purchasing online faculty development programming."
Cub Kahn

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic] - 1 views

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    "When using Bloom's Digital Taxonomy (a revised take on Bloom's devised by educator Andrew Churches), it helps to have a list of verbs to know what actions define each stage of the taxonomy. This is useful for lesson planning, rubric making, and any other teacher-oriented task requiring planning and assessment strategies." [Karen, thanks for passing this along!]
Cub Kahn

Stop Assigning Team Projects...Unless... - 3 views

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    Research findings: "Faculty who assign team projects without preparing their students to work in teams greatly increase the likelihood that students will have a negative experience and student learning and performance will suffer. Teaching teamwork content is necessary but not sufficient for important educational and performance outcomes. Providing ongoing teamwork support is critical to team success and student learning."
Cub Kahn

Patterns in Course Design: How instructors ACTUALLY use the LMS - 2 views

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    This study of 70,000 courses identified five course design archetypes in terms of LMS use:
    Supplemental - high in content but with very little student interaction
    Complementary - used primarily for one-way teacher-student communication
    Social - high peer-to peer interaction through discussion boards
    Evaluative - heavy use of assessments to facilitate content mastery
    Holistic - high LMS activity with a balances use of assessments, content, and discussion
Cub Kahn

Understanding Cognitive Engagement in Online Discussion: Use of a Scaffolded, Audio-bas... - 0 views

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    "Findings indicate that the scaffolded, audio-based argumentation activity helped students achieve higher levels of thinking skills as well as exert greater cognitive efforts during discussions. In addition, most students expressed a positive perception of and satisfaction with their experience."
Cub Kahn

Scoring the Scorecards - OLC - 2 views

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    Florida International University "compared 29 online course sections that had been redesigned according to best practices to 664 online sections that hadn't. Across all the metrics the university's researchers looked at--from the time students spent in the online course to how they evaluated the course and the grades they earned--the redesigned courses posted better results."
Cub Kahn

Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible - 1 views

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    "The case for learning out loud extends beyond the development of effective communication skills. An asynchronous, multimodal learning environment that invites students to verbally converse with one another has been shown to improve the social and emotional elements of learning." (also see http://www.slideshare.net/brocansky/learning-outloudsept2014)
Cub Kahn

Reimagining Faculty Development: Organic Innovation for Change - 1 views

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    Resources and ideas from CSU Channel Islands for faculty development, especially blended and online, including slides from a presentation their Teaching and Learning Innovations team did at OLC Innovate. Content and approaches include a toolbox, Facebook, Twitter, learning communities, course construction workshops and a faculty/staff blog. Impressive.
Cub Kahn

Should Your Online Course Sound Like 'Serial'? - 1 views

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    "Rethinking the variety of voices and formats will not only be better for engagement, but also for learning. Rather than presenting information in scripted bullet points like an old-fashioned e-learning module, we should experiment with formats like debates, conversations, open-ended inquiry and stories in online courses. This will require students to extrapolate key points, synthesize what they've heard, and sometimes leave with more questions than clear take-aways."
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