5 Considerations when Providing Feedback to Promote Learning

Instructional design principles promote the value of providing feedback to learners. Effective feedback can help students as they gain new knowledge and assist instructors in providing guidance for students in successfully completing course goals. If delivered effectively, feedback is useful in influencing achievement and motivating learners. Not all feedback is created equal. In Focus on […]

H5P Interactive Content

H5P – A Free Super Tool for Creating Interactive Content

The effective use of educational technology is paramount to students’ academic success and lifelong growth.  Finding meaningful ways to engage and elicit students’ intrinsic motivation have been a constant challenge to the growing field of online education.  Given the multi-faceted needs of learners as well as their inherently diverse learning styles, finding a super tool […]

Narrative Techniques Workshop

Instructional designers from FIU Online recently attended a faculty workshop offered by the University of Miami, centered around the concept of narrative techniques. This was just one of many professional development opportunities available to instructional designers through the IDCC (Instructional Designer Core Curriculum) initiative at FIU Online. The principle behind these techniques dates back to […]

FIU Bookstore and Textbooks

Textbook Adoptions for Summer and Fall 2018 Lectures and Labs

FacultyEnlight is a source for researching, adopting, and sharing insights about textbooks and course material. In preparation for the Summer and Fall 2018 semesters, faculty should declare required and recommended textbook and instructional materials for their lecture or lab courses via FacultyEnlight. Faculty should also declare if their courses will not require material to be […]

Audience at CanvasCon FIU

CanvasCon FIU Levels Up Learning & Networking

On February 28th, FIU co-hosted in conjunction with Canvas a regional edtech conference at the Roz & Cal Kovens Convention Center. The day before the main conference, pre-conference training sessions were available on Canvas basics for instructors and Canvas system administrators. The conference provided over 30 informational sessions with a K-12, HigherEd, Partner/Vendor and Innovation […]

FIU Online presents 3 sessions at Florida Distance Learning Association Conference

FIU Online was invited to present a total of three sessions at the 2017 Florida Distance Learning Association (FDLA) conference in Altamonte Springs, Florida. The theme for this year’s conference was: “Driving Distance Learning to Excellence.” The FDLA Annual Conference aims “to share knowledge, experiences, and information concerning strategies and technologies for the advancement of […]

Register today! CanvasCon @ FIU

Register here: https://events.bizzabo.com/CanvasConFIU About the Event Please join us for our 2018 CanvasCon at FIU in Miami Florida! CanvasCon is a one-day, regional event that we’ve specifically designed for our educators. Everyone is invited, from the Canvas-curious to the expert user! When: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 Where: Florida International University – Kovens Conference Center Time: 7:00 […]