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Sage on the Stage

Online Course Design Pitfall #3: Insist on being the “sage on the stage.” According to Elizabeth St. Germain’s article, “Five Common Pitfalls of Online Course Design,” she discusses how teachers, instructors and professors often teach using the pedagogy that they … Continue reading

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Creating Knowledge Through Hands-on Experience

The re-worked KIN 511 will require students to apply the rote muscular anatomy knowledge to hands on skills of palpation and identification on a living person as well as acquisition of new evaluative skills that they will be expected to … Continue reading

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Transitioning from Content Delivery to Skills Facilitation

By Inara Scott In the not-so-distant past, if you wanted to learn about a specialized content area–say, eighteenth century literature, nuclear fusion, or microeconomics–you had to go to college. Specialized information about these subjects lived in the mind of professors, … Continue reading

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Integrating online and in-class workshops

Online Course Design Pitfall #5: Ignore the ways students learn from each other.  WR 324 is already heavily collaborative:  students read each other’s first drafts and write peer reviews, which are keyed to specific learning outcomes for each writing assignment. … Continue reading

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Planning a Hybrid Class – Pitfalls to Avoid

Similar to a face to face class, many components go into a successful hybrid class, and similar to a face to face class, an instructor has to be aware of potential pitfalls. According to Elizabeth St. Germain, author of Five … Continue reading

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Avoid a common pitfall of hybrid course design: Insist on being the “sage on the stage”

The real pitfall of insisting on being the “sage on the stage” in a hybrid course is that the online portion of the course may become a “poor” replication of many excellent virtual learning sources that are readily available on … Continue reading

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Learning from our communities and each other in hybrid courses

So many of the common pitfalls are tied together. Understanding and fostering students learning from one another is a method of also avoiding the “sage on the stage” problem. I generally teach health systems classes. Each student comes to class … Continue reading

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Avoiding common pitfalls in general human nutrition hybrid course

The face-to-face version of my General Human Nutrition course (NUTR 225) currently includes lectures (PowerPoint), exams, and informal discussions during class meeting times, and quizzes and a project submitted via Canvas. The online version of the course includes all of … Continue reading

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Retail Math in a Hybrid Format

My course requires students to learn and apply retail math.  To avoid “Online Course Design Pitfall #4: Expect your students to consume knowledge rather than create it,” I plan to incorporate both content delivery and application activities (with “help” as … Continue reading

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Working to be the “World’s Best Hybrid Finance course”

My face-to-face FIN 340 course is structured as a combination of lecture via PowerPoint and problem solving. I usually achieve the latter by going through a few examples on the board or spreadsheet, depending on the topic, followed by providing … Continue reading

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