Microlearning

Making an Impact with Microlearning

The term “microlearning” has received increased buzz over the last year as educators and trainers continue to explore ways to engage students and reduce learning gaps. Defining Microlearning Microlearning is an approach which features relatively small learning units. Gaining popularity in the field of corporate training, microlearning uses short-term activities designed for quick delivery of […]

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Faculty Choice Award Winners Sound Off: Student Engagement with Dr. Ritchie

Since 2014, the Faculty Choice Awards for online courses has become one of the most anticipated events at the annual FIU Online Conference. Each year, faculty self-nominate a fully-online course for an award in one of five categories: Student Engagement, Innovative Use of Open Content, Innovative Course Design, Creative Tool Use, and Top Score in […]

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 […]

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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 […]