e·learning   /ˈiː,ˈlɚnɪŋ/

the activity or process of gaining knowledge or skill by studying, practicing, being taught, or experiencing something via the use of technology driven education

tool·box   \ˈtül-ˌbäks\

a box for storing or carrying tools often used in the creation, or build, of an object

The Teaching Tidbit

Articles written by faculty and instructional designers provide insight and advice on how to enhance the eLearning experience.


How do we become an online teacher?

by Wayne Stein, Ph.D. (Doc Nirvana Stein)

Sense of Humor. If you met me, I am a very serious, kind, and thoughtful person. However, I worry that our world is falling to hell. Indeed, I worry that a demon dragon, a samurai on steroids, or a Chinese vampire is about to attack me. Though we live in hell, the online realm can become our heaven. So try to possess a virtual sense of humor while fighting the demons of your everyday struggles.

Happiness is our natural state while sadness comes through thinking. If a virtual heaven is not for you, just be yourself. Find the virtual self that is closest to you! Your students will welcome such authenticity. To enhance the virtual self, your online persona, you have to craft and polish it a bit. If Hemingway wrote about catching a fish, the fish grew in length each time he told the tale. Thus, a virtual self needs time and editing to grow and become more interesting. Haha!


CeCE Workshops

 

An archive of materials used in current and past CeCE workshops.

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The Art of Teaching

This section provides informational articles which address common pedagogical and andragogical issues encountered in eLearning courses.


Scaffolding in the Online Environment

by Kelly Ross, M.Ed.

 

The use of scaffolding in your online course provides learners with resources for them to be successful. The key to effective scaffolding is providing enough support to help them reach the next level but not too much that they won’t be challenged. Think of scaffolding as the teacher walk-around in a face-to-face class and those instances where you have to determine how much help the learner really needs. This can be harder to do when you are not standing next to your learner. Here are some considerations in developing scaffolding in the online class:

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Resources

 

 

Looking for HTML templates for your course? How about sample rubrics and checklists that can be imported into D2L and then edited for your own use? Find these downloads and more in the Resources section.

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Micro-Courses

Micro-courses are designed to provide a focused, deeper understanding of eLearning topics. A new course will be added each month.

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D2L Launchpad

The D2L Launchpad is designed to supplement the existing D2L resources provided by UCO. The Launchpad contains suggest uses, things to consider and links to D2L provided step-by-step instructions for the D2L tools showcased.

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eTools

With software, apps, and web2.0 tools, it is difficult to know which tools to use. This section highlights select tools available for download from UCO or for use in the CeCE eLearning Development Lab.

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