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Jun 23, 2020

Today’s episode is a real special one. I had the privilege of talking to Dr. Katie Novak and Tom Thibodeau. They are the authors of UDL in the Cloud: How to Design and Deliver Online Education Using Universal Design for Learning. What’s UDL? You’re about to find out and it’s going to change the way you design...

Jun 1, 2020

How do you convert a face-to-face class into an online course? I've simplified the process for you for what I have done at MIT.

These steps include:

  • Making an outline
  • Thinking of the long-term goal
  • Mapping out the weeks
  • Recording Videos
  • Thinking of Accessibility 
  • Reviewing your work

You can read the full blog post...

Jun 1, 2020

As online courses are designed at a rapid rate, I want to slow down and bring attention to one group who needs our support the most: the students. How do you support these students in particular?

Here are my tips:

  • Design a “Start Here” section
  • Create a Community
  • Establish a Human Presence
  • Provide Feedback and Time...

Jun 1, 2020

How do you revise an online course to make it the best it can possibly be? My research at MIT and for my dissertation has given me a unique approach to improving online courses and yes, it's ridiculously nerdy.

Here are my 10 steps:

  1. Acknowledging that Students Know Best
  2. Creating a Pilot Program
  3. Using a Mixed Methods...

Jun 1, 2020

If you have worked in higher education before, you probably noticed that the culture was different depending who you talked to and where. Why is that? I put together research on subcultures within organizations and my experience working in online higher ed to give you an insider perspective. 

What will you hear about on...