Teaching Science Labs at a Distance— The challenges, choices, and solutions for teaching empirical science courses online (86 minutes). A separate vendors’ presentation video is also available (39 minutes).
Game-based learning is gaining momentum in higher education with the promise of making learning more engaging and motivating for students. The potential of games to create learning experiences that are goal-oriented, problem-based, and often very complex, is undeniable. Whether using paper-and-pencil games, traditional games, massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), serious games, or even transmedia experiences, games let players explore, experiment, and test their understanding of the material they are learning.
The Instructional Design and Technology Roundtables are a series of interesting and innovative instructional design, e-learning, and new teaching topics for faculty to learn, share, and discuss with their peers. All presentations will be in Room 212 of the K-State Student Union.
The fall presentations begin with K-State Online: Tools to Improve Your Teaching at 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. This presentation will focus on the new tools available in K-State Online for all faculty.
The second presentation is Nostra d’academe at 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, where three faculty will predict the future of higher education.
The last presentation for the semester is Virtual Collaboration: Applied Projects and Tools at 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, to learn about collaborative strategies, technologies, and projects.
Since its inception in 2006, the Instructional Design Open Studio (IDOS) blog (id.ome.ksu.edu/blog) has addressed issues of instructional design for e-learning. Instructional design refers to the application of pedagogical theory, educational research, and high-tech expertise in the building of learning — through digital learning objects, modules, digital short courses, automated learning, immersive learning, and long courses.
This blog originated at Kansas State University and is hosted by the Information Technology Assistance Center (iTAC).