Team-Based Learning in a Graduate Leadership Course

This is an example of a Team-Based Learning (TBL) instructional method that will be used in Spring 2014. Leadership and Influence Process is an accelerated 8-week online course. It is divided into four instructional parts (2 weeks each). Each part uses a TBL strategy adopted for online instruction. Preconditions This particular instructional strategy covers 2…

ePortfolios and Life-Long Learning

I want to evolve this method over the next six months as we use ePortolios in a graduate certificate program at Avila University. For now, here is the guidance we provided to students. They are asked to create and maintain ePortfolios through out the graduate program. Here are a few excellent resources on ePortfolios. Prezi: http://prezi.com/iurshm5n_cmu/eportfolios-characteristics-benefits-considerations/…

Team Collaboration in a Shared Document

Shared documents provide a useful way for students to collaborate asynchronously to analyze and report findings on a group project. Most modern learning management systems provide internal and external tools that allow live shared editing of documents, e.g. wiki pages. There are many free tools instructors can use. A key characteristic that you should look…

First Post Discussion Forum

Many learning management systems with discussion forums allow you to set the discussion forum to where students must submit an initial post before they can see each other’s post. This works best when you are looking for a student’s initial position or argument without being influenced by others in the course. This Discussion Forum method…