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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Cub Kahn

Cub Kahn

Active Learning in Hybrid and Physically Distanced Classrooms | Center for Teaching |... - 1 views

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    Active learning strategies for synchronously teaching students in the classroom and students participating remotely via videoconferencing.
Cub Kahn

A Cross-institutional Study of Instructional Characteristics and Student Outcomes: Are ... - 1 views

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    "A student survey instrument was created that captures student perceptions of the instructional characteristics of their course, their learning, and their satisfaction with the course. The data collected from the student survey was merged with data from institutional student information systems (e.g., demographics and course grade)."
Cub Kahn

Bring Meaning to Online Discussion with Intentional Design - OLC - 1 views

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    A thought-provoking reflection and case study about online discussion design.
Cub Kahn

Understanding Adoption of New Teaching Strategies through a Behavioral Change Model - 3 views

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    Though this piece uses the example of moving away from traditional lecture to learner-centered approaches, the behavioral change model is applicable to faculty development across all modalities.
Cub Kahn

Teaching Online Will Make You a Better Teacher in Any Setting - 2 views

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    This article by Kevin Gannon would be ideal to share with faculty developing or teaching a hybrid or online course for the first time.
Cub Kahn

How to Make Smart Choices About Tech for Your Courses - 2 views

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    An excellent guide for faculty written by Michelle Miller of NAU: "It's for anyone who is in the process of creating a new course or redesigning an old one and needs advice on which technologies to use, how to use them, and why."
Cub Kahn

Using a Capacity-Based Lens to Teach Positively - 2 views

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    "Teaching positively means that we intentionally consider how we can enhance learning environments, while at the same time increase the ways learners can be successful. Teaching positively aims to not only motivate learners but rather emphasizes how to increase their personal ability to achieve the course learning outcomes."
Cub Kahn

Build, buy, or customize: Which type of digital learning solution is right for you? - 2 views

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    This is a concise guide to the three main categories of adaptive courseware (off-the-shelf, customizable and custom-built) and five key questions to inform courseware adoption decisions: problem to solve? resources? control? access? support?
Cub Kahn

Supporting Learning Engagement with Online Students - 2 views

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    "Specifically, students who reported being highly engaged connected ideas from other courses, changed their understanding of a topic or concept, found connections between their learning and societal problems, and had fun. . . . "What students in online classes seek is connection--to oneself, to others, and/or to course material."
Cub Kahn

A Rubric for Evaluating E-Learning Tools in Higher Education | EDUCAUSE - 4 views

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    This is a handy rubric to assess the suitability of e-learning tools for teaching and learning. Criteria cover functionality; accessibility; technical (e.g., LMS integration); mobile design; privacy/rights; and social, teaching and cognitive presence.
Cub Kahn

10 Tips for Effective Online Discussions | EDUCAUSE - 5 views

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    A set of good discussion facilitation tips, especially for faculty who are new to online teaching.
Cub Kahn

Two-stage examinations: Can examinations be more formative experiences? - 1 views

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    "Two-stage examinations consist of a first stage in which students work individually as they typically do in examinations (stage 1), followed by a second stage in which they work in groups to complete another examination (stage 2), which typically consists of a subset of the questions from the first examination." Q: What are ways to successfully apply this strategy in online courses?
Cub Kahn

The Learning to Learn Series | University of Arizona - 6 views

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    Excellent instructors' toolkits to apply six evidence-based learning strategies: retrieval practice, spaced practice, elaboration, interleaving, metacognition and growth mindset.
Cub Kahn

Understanding by Design - 2 views

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    An excellent teaching guide about backward design from Vanderbilt's Center for Teaching including a Grant Wiggins "understanding by design" video, description of the 3 stages of backward design, and a backward design template.
Cub Kahn

The First 4 Weeks of the Course - 2 views

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    A collection of tips for the first month of teaching a course. [We might think about how this approach translates to an online environment beyond the Start Here module.]
Cub Kahn

Exploring Best Practices for Online STEM Courses: Active Learning, Interaction and Asse... - 5 views

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    Excerpt: "Effective online STEM courses integrated active learning activities, interactive engagement strategies, and robust assessments. In particular, assessment design significantly impacted students' self-perceived learning and learning satisfaction for students of all populations. . . . Online STEM instructors are strongly encouraged to utilize the Universal Design for Learning principles."
Cub Kahn

Faculty members' motivation for teaching and best practices - 3 views

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    Excerpt: "faculty autonomy, competence, and relatedness positively predicted autonomous motivation (intrinsic, identified), but not controlled motivation (introjected, external). Autonomous motivation, in turn, predicted greater incorporation of effective teaching strategies, namely instructional clarity, higher-order learning, reflective and integrative learning, and collaborative learning."
Cub Kahn

How to Use Questions to Promote Student Learning - 3 views

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    Though this post refers to in-class activities, the techniques are readily transferable to online teaching and learning.
Cub Kahn

Effective Educational Videos - 3 views

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    Excerpt: "In order for video to serve as a productive part of a learning experience . . . it is important for the instructor to consider three elements for video design and implementation: 1. cognitive load 2. non-cognitive elements that impact engagement 3. features that promote active learning."
Cub Kahn

Pinch Hitter: The Effectiveness of Content Summaries Delivered by a Guest Lecturer in O... - 3 views

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    Key finding: "Our data suggest that inserting short summaries into existing course videos is a simple and facile way to improve student recall of course contents." Thirty-second lecture summaries at the midpoint and end of lecture videos were correlated with significantly better learner performance on related quizzes. This was true if the lecture summary was delivered by the course instructor but not if it was delivered by a "guest." (Note: The average video length was approx. 10 minutes.)
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