Research Shows That Online Learning Works, So Let’s Move Forward

Many people are suspicious of online learning. Their main concern is wondering if it actually “works.” (These same people often do not apply this same question to face-to-face, lecture-based instruction, but that is a topic for another time…). Studies are showing that online learning generally does work. That is, we can meet learning objectives as…

The 6 Best Practices of Online Learning – Minds Online / Michelle Miller

There is a high degree of overlap in online and face to face best practices. In the following presentation, I use the Six best practice for learning as outlined by Michelle Miller in the book, “Minds Online.” She draws from the following best practice lists to create a comprehensive 6 best practices that could be…

Resources for Making an Inviting Home Page in Canvas

Watch this video on how to make an inviting University of Kentucky branded webpage in Canvas (using the Commons):   These are the steps that I take in the video: IMPORT – Click on Commons in Canvas – Search for Jason Johnston (or University of Kentucky) – OR follow this link https://lor.instructure.com/resources/7ee89d334ffa49c18e76ee7914b7f412 – Click your course(s)…

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…