Instructional Material

Copyright Infringement and Plagiarism: Yes, Instructors Can Do It Too

Posted by Jennifer Bell on November 2, 2016

If you’ve taught even a single class, you’ve likely read or even written an academic honesty policy. Colleges and universities give much attention to preventing plagiarism among students—and rightfully […]

Syllabus Development in the Online Classroom

Posted by Adam Shaw on November 2, 2016

The course syllabus is one of the most important elements of the online classroom. In addition to being a contract between you and your students, it outlines course […]

Copyright and Plagiarism: The Bare Minimum Instructors Need to Know

Posted by Jennifer Bell on November 2, 2016

  • In this video, Galen talks about copyright and how to use copyrighted materials in a class.

The availability of so much information on the Internet is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because you have a wide variety of resources you could […]

Writing Discussion Forum Questions

Posted by Danny McDonald on October 12, 2016

Creating an engaging discussion question is not as difficult as it may seem. As the instructor of your course, you are the subject matter expert because of your educational […]

Beyond PowerPoint Lectures: Finding and Creating Effective and Engaging Learning Resources

Posted by Tyler Hart on July 19, 2016

Learning resources are an important element in any online course. They summarize key concepts, provide clarification for new or difficult topics, and give instructors another way to communicate information […]

Cognitive Load Theory: Structuring Learning Materials for Maximum Retention

Posted by Adam Shaw on July 14, 2016

One key focus of the instructional design process is structuring learning materials to best promote student success. No matter how measureable your learning objectives are or how well you […]