Online @ WFU: A Blog

ChatGPT and Online Teaching and Learning

When ChatGPT1 was launched in November and reached millions of users within only five days of its launch, it was a realization that AI is seeping into every professional sphere  and to all kinds of audiences. As an instructional designer, I was interested in […]

Join us for our Canvas Week Instructional Design Sessions

This is the chance to reflect on your online teaching experience and explore new ways of making your courses more effective, engaging, and consistent. Our instructional designers will be offering two different sessions on Wednesday (4/14), find below more information about these sessions and the […]

Bridging divides

Recently, my seven-year-old declared that she wants to become an instructional designer. When I asked her what she likes about my work, she replied, “You get to talk to so many ‘cool’ people.” And it’s true; I do! While observing my work from home she […]

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

The post appeared first on the Center for the Advancement of Teaching website. Maybe you have already experienced this in your classroom; students are exhausted, struggling personally or academically, while others aren’t responding altogether. It is no surprise that the […]

Integrating OneNote and Canvas: A Companion Piece to Shared Spaces

If you have read the recent CAT blog post by Anita McCauley and Lynne Yengulalp you may be excited to use OneNote as a digital whiteboard with your course.  However, there are a few setup steps that need to happen before you […]

Planning for Spring with Canvas Templates

Authors: Amy Archambault & Norah Elmagraby It may seem early to be thinking about Spring 2021 but here we are, already at the beginning of November. However, the end of Fall 2020 semester will be a chapter in the books in a relatively short time […]

Zoom Tools for Classroom Engagement (Part 2 of 2)

Classroom engagement in synchronous online classrooms has its unique challenges. In my previous post, I suggested that the best way to manage online classroom engagement is by structured and planned interactions. These interactions can both help you achieve your learning objectives as well […]

Making Education More Equitable

On September 30, well-known author, sociologist and public scholar Dr.Tressie McMillan Cottom, Charla Shed, professor of sociology and urban education (the author of Unequal City: Race School and Perceptions of Injustice) and Cathy N. Davidson (the author of The New Education: […]

Creating Small Learning Moments

Michelle Pacansky-Brock, educator, author, and faculty developer, tweeted this last week: “Designing mobile-friendly learning is anti-racist. #HumanizeOL”. (@brocansky, 2020)   The data she is tweeting out is from a 2019 Pew Research study which shows that, while most Americans own a cellphone, most […]

Using The Discussion Boards Effectively

The previous post offered insights into various ways that Zoom might be used to maximize classroom engagement during live online class sessions (with more to come in later posts). Learning, however, is not limited to live class sessions. And while we don’t […]

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