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Academic Program Planning

Online Program Parity: Faculty & Students

Online courses appeal to a variety of student populations and remove barriers encountered by non-traditional
 and adult learners in face-to-face programs. In online courses, “all course activity is done online;

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AI Tools for an Improved Student Experience

What are some AI tools that you can incorporate into your online classroom to enhance student engagement, personalize learning, offer individualized feedback, and encourage additional practice and application? The free,

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Instructional Design

Template for Quality Discussion Boards

Writing discussion board prompts can be intimidating. Use this simple template to help set you and your students up for success.

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Assessments and Assignments

Formative Assessments for Online Courses

Using effective assessment techniques can improve an instructor’s understanding of student needs and support learner-centered courses.

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Assessments and Assignments

Quick Tips for Online Assessments

As you design the content of your course, you’ll think a lot about assessment methods. Online assessments and assignments should take into consideration the their online audience, which is typically a population of adult learners.

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Course Facilitation

Promoting Participation in Discussions

In the online, constructivist learning environment, rich and robust collaborative knowledgeconstruction occurs on the discussion board. The constructivist approach shifts the focus from the instructor to the students and the

Instructional Design

Rasha Alghamdi

Get To Know Rasha Rasha joins Academic Partnerships as an Instructional Designer and will support faculty in course design. Rasha has over 13 years of expertise in higher education leadership,

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Assessments and Assignments

Alternative Strategies for Discussion Boards

Implementing alternative strategies for discussion boards an help enhance your course from initial student introductions to end-of-semester reflections.

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Assessments and Assignments

Badging in Online Courses

Badging in online courses can be used for anything from increasing motivation and student engagement to highlighting student achievement, marketable skills, and course artifacts.

Instructional Design

How to Reverse (or Backwards) Design

To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to know where you’re going so that you better understand where

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Instructional Design

10 Steps to Accelerate Your Course

Course acceleration is a multi-step process that requires you to deconstruct previous course content in order to reconstruct it in a new, accelerated format. Consider some of the following strategies to help you accelerate your course:

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Instructional Design

Rubric for Quality Course Videos

Are you concerned about the quality of your recorded videos for your online courses? The Course Video Scoring Rubric below provides you with additional guidance on how to improve the

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Resource News – January 2024

Conferences CHEA/CIQG Annual Conference - January 29–February 1 (Washington, D.C.)The theme for this year’s four-day conference is “Quality Assurance Matters,” a

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