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FTA Mentors at CDC’s eLearning Institute Fellowship Program

By |2017-09-28T16:27:51-04:00July 26, 2016|Digital Pedagogy, Online Learning|

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) (http://www.cdc.gov/), in partnership with the Public Health Foundation (PHF) (http://www.phf.org), invites distance learning professionals who are responsible for developing online training products to participate in the eLearning Institute Fellowship program to learn how to produce quality eLearning in order to expand their impact and reach. [...]

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Read Ahead Lesson Plan: Interpretive Lens Activity

By |2017-09-28T16:27:51-04:00July 15, 2016|Custom Instructional Design Tool, Digital Pedagogy, Lesson Plan, Online Learning, Read Ahead|

The interpretive lens activity below fits into the Read Ahead Lesson Plan. It is suitable for any subject area and can be used with any reading selection. Subject(s) Any subject area Grade 4-12 Brief Description Apply an interpretive lens to any reading selection Objectives Experiment with interpretation through purposeful manipulation [...]

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Machine Learning: Interdisciplinary Curriculum Content

By |2017-09-28T16:27:51-04:00July 15, 2016|Uncategorized|

As an Introduction to Machine Learning Concepts, students read the following texts to prompt critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. Critical Thinking: Use these texts to examine Roots and foundations of knowledge, decision-making and prediction How to define, manipulate and automate logical operations Compare perspectives across time and human understanding [...]

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Read Ahead, The Origin Story

By |2020-11-13T13:14:09-05:00March 17, 2016|Custom Instructional Design Tool, Digital Pedagogy, Education, Online Learning, Read Ahead, Roxanne Russell|

While working on my PhD at Georgia State University's College of Education, I met a dedicated and inspiring high school English teacher, Josh Cuevas. He was committed to helping his students improve their reading skills by requiring them to read for 50 minutes each week in his class. Research showed [...]

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Online Course Design Webinar for Theological Schools

By |2016-07-26T13:31:48-04:00November 23, 2015|Uncategorized|

Next week, Full Tilt Ahead's CEO, Roxanne Russell, will present a webinar on Online Course Design for In Trust,  a center that provides guidance for governance and institutional capacity to Theological Schools. http://www.intrust.org/Blog/entryid/492/online-course-design-a-conversation-with-roxanne-russell

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IMPLEMENT your online learning strategy

By |2017-09-28T16:27:52-04:00April 21, 2015|Online Learning, Strategy|

After you ENVISION, RESOURCE, PLAN, DEVELOP and TEST to Bring your Online Learning Strategy into Focus, it is time to IMPLEMENT. The implementation process may follow or coincide with testing and should be an ongoing iterative process of revision and improvement. As much as possible, the adherence to strong project [...]

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TEST your online learning strategy

By |2017-09-28T16:27:52-04:00March 31, 2015|Online Learning, Strategy|

After you ENVISION, RESOURCE, PLAN and DEVELOP to Bring your Online Learning Strategy into Focus, you probably feel ready to launch. But I cannot stress enough the importance of TESTING- and expanding the audience of who evaluates your creation. I’ve been surprised how often this essential part of any design process [...]

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DEVELOP your online learning strategy

By |2017-09-28T16:27:53-04:00March 10, 2015|Online Learning, Strategy|

Finally we get to my favorite topic of this blog series Bring your Online Learning Strategy into Focus- DEVELOP your online learning strategy. If you missed the first three parts of this series, check out ENVISION, RESOURCE and PLAN your online learning strategy. The design and development adventures of online [...]

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7 Learning Design Principles for Online Classrooms

By |2017-09-28T16:27:53-04:00February 24, 2015|Online Learning, Strategy|

After teaching in college classrooms for twenty years (twelve of those years online), I have identified 7 Learning Design Principles that can help anyone make smart decisions when designing and creating online learning courses. The process of instructional design should be systematic. Evidence-based learning designs show, scaffold and sustain. Responsive [...]

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PLAN your online learning strategy

By |2017-09-28T16:27:53-04:00February 23, 2015|Online Learning, Strategy|

In the first two posts of this blog series Bring your Online Learning Strategy into Focus, we considered how to ENVISION and RESOURCE the creation or conversion of an online program. This post presents advice for the planning stage of your online learning strategy. Either following or happening simultaneously with [...]

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