Big ideas and Major Takeaways!

I always love writing these posts at the end of Alec’s courses because it is amazing to see and reflect on the amount of growth that has happened over the course. This course was extremely challenging for me as I am currently on maternity leave (and my 9 month old is a stage 5 clinger… … Continue reading Big ideas and Major Takeaways!

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Minimizing Cheating in Online Classes

Cheating in online classes is a constant concern for instructors and instructional designers.  A couple of years ago, I attended a fascinating presentation by Dr. David Rettinger, who is the president of International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI).  As stated on the ICAI website, “The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) cultivates integrity cultures in academic … Continue reading Minimizing Cheating in Online Classes

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Design of online courses using UR courses (Moodle)

Nataly and I decided on a course that can be beneficial for our department and us. The main purpose of the course is to prepare Sessional and Faculty instructors to effectively plan and manage their class in UR courses (Moodle). We will create instructional documents and videos on how to use various technology tools that … Continue reading Design of online courses using UR courses (Moodle)

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The Flexibility of Blended Courses

TV flickr photo by University of Houston Digital Library shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license My experience in blended learning is with blended LIVE-streamed courses at the University of Regina.  LIVE-streamed courses, previously known as televised courses, are blended so that part of the instruction time is lecture based and the other part is … Continue reading The Flexibility of Blended Courses

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