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Teaching with Technology

An Instructional Design Showcase

Posted on January 10, 2014

The LIS Research and Instruction team is pleased to share our showcase of well-designed course sites made with OnCourse, our learning management system (Wheaton Login required).

To view a course, click on its title and self-enroll. The enrollment key for all courses is 'wheaton' (no quotation marks).

The courses in our showcase, all taught at Wheaton over the last few years, demonstrate some of the best practices in instructional design that our faculty are using to get the most out of OnCourse--and their interactions with students, both online and face-to-face.

If you have any questions or would like to nominate a course for inclusion in the showcase, please contact Jeanne Farrell (farrell_jeanne@wheatoncollege.edu) or Peter Kirlew (kirlew_peter@wheatoncollege.edu).

Time Spent, Time Saved

There's no denying it: building an effective course site takes time.

Lucky for us, small changes in our instructional design can go a long way. Expertise is optional.

More, many instructors report that time spent on instructional design can mean time saved in other ways, including:

  • More class time for discussion and interaction with/between students
  • Automated grading
  • More efficient day-to-day course administration
  • Reusable course sites

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