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Why OER?

OERs – A Solution to Engage Learners The Chronicle of Higher Education says 7 in 10 students didn’t purchase a textbook because it was too expensive. But how can students succeed without learning materials? Keirsten and Kodi discuss the solution of Open Education Resources (OERs), which are free and openly licensed learning materials available for all age and grade levels. They also share some challenges in using OERs and how to overcome them.

Online Learning Trends In 2021

Staying on top of the trends helps education professionals develop their knowledge base and help connect coursework to the learning outcomes. Listen as Keirsten and Kodi share ten of the top education trends for 2021 that will positively impact students.

Women in Education

Join The Onliners as they recognize the amazing women in education’s past and present from around the world. These pioneers and current leaders positively impacted the education space with their innovation and advocacy.

Student Meets World

Real-world application is a way for students to bring industry relevant ideas to the classroom and work through them with their teacher. Keirsten and Kodi share 10 tips to help you connect learning objectives to real-life experience.

Academic Integrity

Why do students cheat? Understanding why can help faculty strengthen academic integrity and limit the opportunities for cheating. Keirsten and Kodi share helpful tips for deterring plagiarism and other academic misconduct including Turnitin.com and LockDown Browser by Respondus.

Engaging Your Online Learners

Teaching an online course actually requires more engagement than teaching in a classroom because your course is “open” almost 24/7. Traditional engagement tactics like effective feedback and discussion forums are important, but you’ll also want to look for some different and creative ways to stay involved with your students. Join Keirsten and Kodi as they discuss these new ideas to help you engage with your online students.

Free Books! Open Educational Resources and How to Use Them

In this episode, Keirsten and Kodi share how their university went from using no Open Educational Resources (OERs) to developing 46 courses that use them and two Z degrees in just a year! Learn how to develop a rational for the use of OERs, identify the key stakeholders to form an exploratory OER committee and much more.

Preparing Online Learners for Success

There are many ways that institutions can help learners get started with online education. Keirsten and Kodi discuss how they use online learning orientation to prepare their students for success. An orientation can also acclimate new employees, participants at a conference or anyone encountering a new experience. Join The Onliners for helpful hints to acclimate any new learner.

Quality Matter’s Peer Reviewer Course

Keirsten and new cohost Kodi Buell, TrineOnline’s Director of Online Learning, share their recent experience taking Quality Matter’s Peer Reviewer Course. This challenging and insightful course is worth the effort for those who want to be certified QM peer reviewers. Keirsten and Kodi discuss their biggest take aways and tips from the course.

Quality Matters: The Gold Standard

Join Regina as she discusses her favorite topic - Quality Matters. Quality Matters is the global organization leading quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. With more than 60,000 members, the organization centers around four principles: continuous, centered, collegial and collaborative. Learn how these four principle apply to a national standard of quality for online programs.

The Art of the Launch: Starting Your Online Semester Right

There are certain elements of the semester that online faculty must have, including having a well-prepared course ready for day one. But is that enough? In this episode, Regina cites Frank O'Neill’s article, “Reach Your Online Students Before You Teach Them,” and talks about how you can use “Week Zero” to prepare your students for the upcoming course. https://onlineteacheryouniversity.com/reach-your-online-students-before-you-teach-them-week-0/

Connect-Type Activities for Your Online Learners

Connect-type activities prepare learners for their future work. They can help learners create meaningful and effective solutions to real problems. Connect-type activities are the third type of activities outlined by William Horton in his book E-learning by Design. Join Regina for the final episode of her three-part series on the types of learning activities for your online class. • Horton, W. (2011). E-learning by design. (2nd ed. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer. • Karla Gutierrez (2015) How Storytelling Can Improve Your eLearning Courses https://www.shiftelearning.com/blog/how-storytelling-can-improve-your-elearning-courses • https://horton.com/additional-resources/e-learning-examples/ • Zambito A. (2018) Why Storytelling Works In eLearning Retrieved from: https://elearningindustry.com/storytelling-works-in-elearning-why

Do-Type Activities for Your Online Learners

Do-type activities transform information into a skill set and put brains into action. They include practice and discovery activities and games and simulations. Do-type activities are the second type of activities outlined by William Horton in his book E-learning by Design. Join Regina for the second episode of her three-part series on the types of learning activities for your online class. • Horton, W. (2011). E-learning by design. (2nd ed. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer. • Karla Gutierrez (2015) How Storytelling Can Improve Your eLearning Courses https://www.shiftelearning.com/blog/how-storytelling-can-improve-your-elearning-courses • https://horton.com/additional-resources/e-learning-examples/ • Zambito A. (2018) Why Storytelling Works In eLearning Retrieved from: https://elearningindustry.com/storytelling-works-in-elearning-why

Absorbing Activities for Your Online Learners

Absorb-type activities for online and hybrid classrooms are designed to inspire learners. They include watching lectures, reading books and listening to stories told by the instructor. They should make up 40% of your activities and lay the foundation for the other types of learning activities outlined by William Horton in his book E-learning by Design. Join Regina as she begins this three-part series on the three types of learning activities for your online class.

Accessibility in Your Online Classroom

Ensuring all the elements of your online class are accessible can be intimidating, but it can be done! Start small and take it step by step to make your online classroom accessible. Megan Tolin, assistant professor in Trine’s Franks School of Education, joins Keirsten and Regina to explain accessibility and share tips to make it attainable.

Netiquette: Being Your Best Online Self

Many people don’t consider how important good etiquette is in the online environment. Netiquette has become more important than ever to express respect and build relationships. Keirsten and Regina are joined by Crystal Ringer, TrineOnline’s Director of Admission and owner of Ringer Consulting, to explain best practices for netiquette when teaching online.

Information Literacy: Getting through the CRAAP

Determining what information we can trust from the internet can be tricky. In this week’s podcast, Regina and Keirsten discuss the CRAAP test, an evaluation method by the University of California’s Sarah Blakeslee that looks at currency, relevance, authority, accuracy and purpose when considering a source. Not only do our students need to cite valid sources, but we as educators need to as well.

Teaching the Online Teacher

Several years ago, TrineOnline created the Online Faculty Certification Course (OFCC) as an orientation course for its new online faculty. In this week’s podcast, Regina shares how the OFCC came to be and what topics she, as the facilitator, covers in the course. Even if you’re not a TrineOnline faculty member, you can apply the concepts taught in the OFCC to a variety of contexts in K-12 and higher education.

Analyzing Your Learner

Thanks to a listener’s request, Regina and Keirsten discuss why analyzing students in your course before, during and after is important. Knowing who your students are helps you determine if you’re meeting their goals and considering the learning environment you offer lets you design a better experience for them. There are so many factors that impact your students’ learning. Your hosts discuss the ways you can, and should, prepare for diversity.

Connecting with Your Students Through Humor

A simple joke students can relate to often sets the stage for a fun learning experience. How can we bring humor into our online courses? It takes skill to be hilarious, but it’s worth a try and can create a sense of community among the instructor and students in the course. Regina and Keirsten cite three articles that confirm the effectiveness of a humorous teaching approach. Links can be found in the show notes.

Four Course Delivery Methods for the “New Normal”

With social distancing guidelines, “normal” seated classes may not happen this fall. What are your options for delivering the most effective courses for your students? Seated and online aren’t your only choices! Your hosts discuss four delivery methods, when and how they work best, and how embracing a little change can result in remarkable outcomes for learners.

Course Mapping… Why Bother?

What is course mapping? Who does it? And most importantly, why bother? Measurable learning outcomes and course alignment will change the way you develop and teach your classes. Rather than making it all about the book, use a book as a tool and focus on the learning outcomes. Keirsten and Regina explain how valuable and fun course mapping can be.

Active Learning Using Video, Discussion Forums and Journaling

An online course that has the opportunity for active learning is much more effective than one without. What is active learning and how do you incorporate active learning into your online classroom? Your hosts discuss how to use video, discussion forums and journaling to enhance the learning experience for students. Regina cites Emily Moore’s article, “From Passive Viewing to Active Learning: Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Videos.” Link in the notes.

A State of Continuous Improvement

Students have concerns about online learning, partially because they feel they don’t get enough feedback from their instructors. Keirsten and Regina share two real-life examples of feedback challenges from their online program and how they resolved them. They also share more tips on how instructors can continuously improve the quality of their feedback.

Five Low-Tech, Time-Saving Ways to Teach Online During COVID19

With so many articles right now about how best to teach online, it can be overwhelming to determine which are the best. Keirsten and Regina review one of their favorites, an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education, with five tips on how to teach online with low-tech and time saving tactics. You can read the article at https://www.chronicle.com/article/5-Low-Tech-Time-Saving-Ways/248519.

Because...We Are Only Human

The best educators are those who love what they do. Your passion for teaching is apparent to students whether you’re in the classroom or online. In this episode, get ready to break out of your comfort zone and try some new teaching techniques to connect with your students.

Feedback

Feedback is essential to student success, and something students want from you, their instructor. How can you make your feedback more insightful and useful? And how can feedback lead to increased student performance and satisfaction? Hear from Keirsten and Regina how to give constructive and specific feedback in your online classes.

Addressing the Post-Traditional Student Market

Age no longer predicts how we learn. Research shows that 70% of college students are “post-traditional,” meaning they don’t study full-time, during the day, at a residential campus. These numbers will only grow due to the recent COVID19 outbreak. What do these students want out of their online education? What attracts them to one university over another? Join Keirsten and Regina as they interview two expert guests Carol Aslanian, Senior Vice President for Aslanian Market Research, and Karina Kogan, Vice President, Partnership Development for Education Dynamics to discuss the latest research for this growing market.

Discussion Forums

Online learning discussion forums are similar to students raising their hands in class and engaging in open discuss. How do you engage your students in a vibrant discussion forum and how do you provide feedback? Get advice from the two online learning experts in this valuable episode.

Written Communication

Written communication is key in the world of online education. What are the best practices for written communication with your online students? Should you use emojis? And should you smile while you’re writing your messages to students? Learn more about why it is so important and how you can improve your written communication.

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