Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides ongoing development and support to faculty who are designing and teaching online courses. This resource serves as a community for faculty to share research, techniques, best practices, and industry trends.

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Developing Deep Reflection in Discussion Boards

One of the most prominent features of an online classroom is the discussion board. When used effectively, discussion boards can be a key factor in fostering student engagement and motivation.…

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Outcomes and Objectives

Course Mapping

Maps are all around us: on our phones, in our cars, in public spaces—just about anywhere. We use them to navigate traffic, go on road trips, illustrate concepts; put simply,…

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Pedagogy

Using Data to Improve Your Online Course

When you enhance an online course you’ve previously taught or developed, you have a wealth of experience on which you can base your decisions. Your knowledge of the student population,…

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Course Structure

Scaffolding Learning in the Online Classroom

The online student population is becoming increasingly complex. Although people typically think of online students as older working professionals, Clinefelter, Aslanian, and Magda (2019) note that this population is beginning…

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