Grading and Assessments in E-Learning (Concepts)

In the video below, we talk about grading and assessments. We grade students for multiple reasons: Assessment ABOVE learning (higher authorities are expecting it) Assessment FOR learning (we want to give feedback to our students learning and receive it back regarding our teaching) Assessment OF learning (we need to know what the students have (and…

Zoom Conferencing Best Practices in Synchronous Class Video and Demo

Synchronous Video learning is an important part of online classes. In this two part video below, I will discuss the use of web conferencing in e-learning as well as give an intro to setting up and managing a first meeting in Zoom conferencing. Part 1: Zoom Synchronous Video Conferencing in E-learning Best Practices – E-learning Lunch…

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy in E-Learning

Bloom’s taxonomy (as it has become) is a way of classifying educational objectives created by the educational scholar, Benjamin Bloom. This significant contribution came through his 1956 book “Taxonomy of Educational Objectives.” Krathwohl revised this taxonomy in 2002 and it is one of the main structures used for curriculum development. Watch the video below as we look…

Discussion Posts in E-Learning – Best Practices Online

In this video, I discuss the best principles and practices in online discussion posts. I will summarize Bloom’s Taxonomy (as revised by David Krathwohl) as well as walk through applicable principles and best practices from Michelle Miller’s excellent book, “Minds Online.” If you would like to download a PDF of my slides including my bibliography, please…

Best Practices for Synchronous Online Discussions

Best Practices in Synchronous Virtual Classes In recent years, the increase in bandwidth and faster computer technology has created more opportunities for e-learning to include synchronous (at the same time) virtual classrooms. Some examples of Synchronous Virtual Learning: – Web Conferences (Zoom, Google Hangout, Skype) – Virtual Live Classrooms (Canvas “Big Blue Button”, Adobe Connect)…