Tips on How to Formulate Quiz Questions

2020-07-23T13:39:42-04:002020/07/23|Articles, Erika Giraldo, Farnaz Gholami, Lu Wang, Online, Wynnpaul Varela|

Questions are essential for effective teaching, especially when they invite the learner to engage in high-level reflection. Well-formulated questions can also become a powerful tool for assessing teaching and learning. To guide you through this important exercise, here are some sample questions presented by level of difficulty and question type.

Tips on Creating Clear Learning Objectives

2020-07-23T14:02:27-04:002020/06/30|Amber Judge, Articles, Erika Giraldo, Online, Wynnpaul Varela|

Defining clear learning objectives is a challenging first step when creating a course. Viewed as the backbone of many educational strategies, Bloom’s taxonomy is a teaching tool that helps you design a course based on the outcomes you want to achieve. By providing a clear focus, both the teaching and the learning paths become more coherent and easier to envision. Let’s take a look at a few tips on how we can use Bloom’s taxonomy in practice.

Virtual and Augmented Reality: 8 Uses in Universities

2019-04-24T16:20:38-04:002019/04/24|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Jihan Rabah, Manasvini Narayana, Wynnpaul Varela|

What exactly are universities doing with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)? How do they use these highly sophisticated technologies in teaching, research and more? Here are 8 ways in which some of the most renowned academic institutions use VR and AR!

Creating inclusive online training courses: follow the guide!

2020-04-01T11:21:13-04:002019/04/09|Catherine Meilleur, Jihan Rabah, Manasvini Narayana, Online, Wynnpaul Varela|

As elearning becomes more popular, it is opening up to an increasing number and diversity of cohorts of learners. To maximize everyone's chances of success and reduce inequalities along their learning journey, instructional designers should always take advantage of the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

The Basics of Ergonomics in Online Training

2020-04-01T11:23:52-04:002019/02/21|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Jihan Rabah, Manasvini Narayana, Online, Wynnpaul Varela|

Ergonomics refers both to the field of study and its application whose purpose is to make our life easier. To be more precise, this discipline tries to understand and optimize, in human-system interrelations, the well-being and efficiency of humans as well as the performance of systems.

A holistic model for student evaluation in online courses

2020-04-01T11:25:58-04:002018/10/31|Anik de St-Hilaire, Articles, Jihan Rabah, Online, Research, Wynnpaul Varela|

Elearning does not automatically make for better learning, nor does it necessarily guarantee superior learning outcomes. Many scholars have observed that a considerable amount of online learning in higher education has had but a mediocre impact on learner achievement.

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