Building the Online Learning Community

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When meeting with instructors for the first time to discuss online and blended course design, I almost always begin with some version of the following three questions:

  1. What lasting impact are ...

Engaged Learning, Remote Edition

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Wake Forest is known for small class sizes, personal attention, and creative pedagogies that prioritize engaged learning. Now that we’ve got two weeks of emergency remote teaching under our ...

Encouraging Productive Online Discussions

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While setting up an online discussion forum in the LMS (Canvas, Sakai) is relatively simple, getting students to meaningfully engage in that discussion is not as easy. This post offers some tips ...

What Are Accreditors Saying?


As institutions across the United States have transitioned to remote instruction over the last few weeks, a common question has circulated: why not simply cancel classes and give students full ...

Running the Remote Teaching Race: Don’t Let Exams Slow You Down


With nearly two weeks under your belt, hopefully any initial fears, frustrations, or feelings of futility have been replaced by growing confidence and comfort with remote teaching. It reminds me ...