This resource identifies several myths that are often voiced about accessibility in the classroom, then counters those myths with the actual facts.
In the classroom, action research is inquiry or research designed and conducted by instructors with the goal of examining teaching and learning in their own classrooms and improving their individual practice. Action research generally addresses a specific or immediate problem and supports the reflective process of progressive problem-solving.
This handbook is used as part of the College of DuPage Faculty Professional Development program’s Reading Seminar and Action Research Course and provides an introduction to applying readings in higher education to individual classroom teaching practices.
This resource includes a selected list of OERs that deal with the subject of college preparedness, including strategies for academic success, advice for first-year students, and techniques for effective learning.
This document is used to map a course’s curriculum at the assignment/project level and see relationships between the different components of that assignment.
The purpose of the roadmap is to design the overall architecture of a course. This resource can be used to map a course’s activities so that the team can ensure good alignment and sequencing of the assignments.
This resource is used to map a course’s activities so that faculty can ensure good alignment and sequencing of the assignments.
This document will help you to review courses for culturally sound design, as well as design courses with better awareness.
This document will help you review courses for culturally sound design, as well as design courses with better awareness.
This resource includes best practices in applying learning design principles, searching for learning resources, identifying digital rights requirements, and ensuring accessibility compliance in the classroom.
This resource provides useful tips on how instructors can promote teams and teamwork in their course or program.
This document is used as a programmatic planning tool. First, stakeholders collaborate to map out the goals and key elements at a program level. Then, with these goals and elements in mind, stakeholders design each course.
This template will guide faculty or program directors in how to map out a course into competencies, deliverables, learning topics, course-specific materials, and so forth.
UMGC slideshow that highlights how engaging practices in online learning and authentic student assessments can promote integrity across the educational spectrum.
This resource offers a selected list of OERs that focus on standardized testing, including arguments for and against standardized testing, other types of formal assessments, and the methods of implementing standardized testing assessments.
This resource offers a selected list of OERs that deal with the issue of learning anxiety among students, including practices for reducing test anxiety, the relation of test anxiety and test performance, reading anxiety, and other concerns.
This resource provides guidance to faculty on 1) how to compose instructions that provide learners with sufficient information to complete the deliverables and allow faculty to accurately assess competencies and 2) how to present instructions in a way that encourages learners to notice, remember, and follow through on critical features of the assignment.