The iDEA Book: Educational Research and Practical Examples for Distinctive Course Design is available here. In response to faculty needs during this time, iDesign is launching a new Digital Teaching track to its LX Pathways offerings on March 20, 2020 and will offer free course access for at least the next six months. This brief, focused, competency-based certificate program, designed by digital teaching and learning experts, will address how to:
Recognize and debunk myths around online learning
How to be a Better Online Teacher (Chronicle of Higher Education, 2019) by Flower Darby, a senior instructional designer at Northern Arizona University, is an advice guide chock full of great tips for someone starting to teach online or looking for ways to improve their online teaching.
Quality Matters is releasing a three part series of white papers examining Academic Rigor. Here is an intro to each paper along with the papers themselves:
Conclusion: Aligning institutional processes with an observable definition of academic rigor – one that is based on research evidence and makes central the importance of student learning – requires a critical examination of existing procedures and documents to verify they acknowledge the multiple, evidence-based ways to demonstrate rigor and accommodate the implications of doing so. A more explicit and aligned approach to demonstrating rigor facilitates clear communication with stakeholders regarding the value of student learning to the institution.
General Tips on Online Teaching
Assessment and Grading