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Why Flipping the Classroom Isn’t as Hard as You Think
The flipped classroom model — reserving class meetings for interactive and engaging activities and shifting lectures to homework time — is a familiar concept to most college faculty by this point. But less familiar is what flipped instruction looks like in practice, particularly in the context of a course using courseware. This article highlights some innovative approaches to the flipped classroom.
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Meet Our Governance Board: Dewaynna Horn and the Importance of Assessment in Accreditation
As the Associate Dean for Accreditation in the College of Business at Texas Woman’s University, Dewaynna Horn advocates for seeing accreditation — and the assessment activities associated with it — as an opportunity for programs to continuously improve.
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After You Select Your Courseware: What to Anticipate During the First Semester
Effective courseware implementation requires careful consideration of course design, teaching practices, and assessment choices. Programs and individual faculty must also address questions of equity, student experience, and support. As the semester starts, faculty and programs using a new courseware product for the first time should consider these strategies to effectively support teaching, learning, and equity.
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Add These Active Learning Activities to Your Courseware for Improved Student Outcomes
Active learning that involves and engages students beyond listening to the instructor and passive note taking should be the goal in all environments, including online courses. Active learning can involve strategies such as reflection, problem-solving, discussion, collaboration, and writing or other creative activities.
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Expert Advice on Personalizing Learning with Adaptive Courseware
Personalized learning offers students an individualized approach to their learning needs, pre-existing knowledge, and goals. Adaptive courseware of the kind featured on the CourseGateway product discovery tool offers the possibility to personalize instruction at scale, but how does that actually happen, and how can instructors get started?
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5 Signs Courseware Was Designed With Accessibility in Mind
When it comes to courseware and other digital learning technologies, accessibility can be guided by multiple definitions. One approach is technical: accessible applications software comply with the standards laid out by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Another approach is the legal definition set out in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
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Meet Our Interns: This Claflin Senior Advocates for Therapy and Recovery For Adolescents
Nakhia Franks is on a mission to empower young women. Franks is a senior at Claflin University studying psychology and philosophy for a better understanding of the challenges and pressures young women face, and her career goal is to become a clinical psychologist working with adolescents.