To what degree does your course actively engage students?
Focus on authentic learning experiences.
Include games that help students develop needed skills.
Inversion learning principles. As a means to defer using lecture exclusively to deliver course content, students are asked to read assignments and prepare homework in advance of class discussion so that class time is available for discussion and group work.
- Tuesday Tips on Teaching with Technology (aka T4, a podcast series in iTunes U). Listen to two episodes: Pre During Post, Part One; Pre During Post Part Two.
Apply universal design principles so that the information, materials, instructional delivery, student activities, and assessment are inclusive and accessible to all students. For example, provide captions, transcripts, and alternative formats for instructional media.
For online components, consult the E-Learning Center’s Quality Checklist (this is pegged to Chickering and Gamson’s Seven Principles)
- Work with the e-Learning Center and Cline Library to create or locate discipline-specific instructional media (video, audio, graphics, etc.).