Curriculum and Instruction
flex

Hybrid Flexible, Hy-Flex, Or Hybrid Streaming. There Is An Instructional Model For Pandemic Times.

An instructional approach that combines face-to-face (F2F) and online learning. Each class session and learning activity is offered in-person, synchronously online, and asynchronously online. Students can decide how to participate. Hybrid Flexible, Hy-Flex, Or Hybrid Streaming, this course model’s flexibility demonstrates a commitment to student success, and that flexibility can also enable institutions to maintain…

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zoom

From Remote Teaching to Online Learning

When the coronavirus hit, college and universities turned on a dime, retooled, and the Synchronous Zoom Classroom was born. The “Zoom Room” was asynchronous, real-time instructional experience, typically via videoconferencing. Recently, Inside Higher Ed reported that “experts” said synchronous instruction “wasn’t necessarily a bad thing in an emergency.[1] Among other benefits, synchronous instruction can provide socially…

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adult learner

Returning to School at Age 40, 50, and Beyond

The number of adult undergraduates (over 25) is projected to grow 21 percent by 2022.[1] Adults are going back to college for a master’s degree or finishing degree; a bachelor’s degree is becoming increasingly common. With flexible options, including online education and accelerated learning, the opportunities are endless. There are many reasons adults return to…

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case study

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Making Individual Connections With Online Students

In the absence of meeting your students in a face to face course, how can instructors make individualized connections with their students in the online course environment? Introduce yourself and demonstrate to the students that you have a passion for the subject of the course. Provide a video introduction. Provide your professional biography and a…

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Focus EduVation

A Focused Look at ADDIE

Focus Eduvation is taking a look at the ADDIE instructional model. We are always exploring how learning theory and motivation can be applied to the instructional process to make it more engaging and practical for diverse learning audiences. Focus Eduvation is taking a look at the ADDIE instructional model. We are always exploring how learning theory and motivation can be applied to the instructional process to make it more engaging and practical for diverse learning audiences.

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Making Individualized Connections with Online Students

As an educator, you are trying to provide students with the best educational experience, whether it be online or “in-seat.” Think of things you do in your real-life courses and how they can be translated into digital format. Do not be afraid to experiment. In the absence of meeting your students in a face to…

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learning

Personalized Learning through Adaptive Technology

Over the past few months, you may have heard some chatter about personalized learning through adaptive technology. Not surprising. The Brookings Institution referred to personalized learning as a major movement in education. Murray (2017) stated that colleges and universities are increasingly seeking ways to customize curriculum and learner outcomes via adaptive technology to match student-needs…

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