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Instructional design videos online: E-textbooks; teaching with the iPad; teaching science labs at a distance

These three videos can now be viewed online from the Fall 2012 Instructional Design & Technology Roundtable series:

  • E-textbooks and Beyond — Creating your own e-textbook; using a publisher’s e-textbook; learning about Open Educational Resources.
    (78 minutes)
  • Teaching with the iPad — Specific apps to use in the classroom and daily life.  (67 minutes)
  • 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).

For more videos about teaching and learning, browse the Instructional Design archive.

Gaming workshops offered this summer and fall

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.

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IDTR roundtable presentations for fall 2009

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.

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Instructional Design presentations available for faculty

The Information Technology Assistance Center (iTAC) provides an Instructional Design presentation for departmental faculty that addresses some of the following topics.

  1. Moving Face-to-Face Courses Online
  2. The Quality Matters Rubric
  3. Creating Assessments
  4. Making Accessible Courses
  5. Intellectual Property and Open Source Resources
  6. New and Emerging Technologies
  7. Q&A

These presentations will be offered all over campus at the request of departments.  The aim of these presentations is to help faculty transition to teaching online and to building solid online courses. Continue reading “Instructional Design presentations available for faculty”

K-State’s IDOS blog covers instructional design for e-learning

The IDOS instructional web blog at K-State
The IDOS instructional web blog at K-State

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).

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