Presentation Pair: Innovation in Instructional Design and Course Models

On Demand
Session Type: Virtual
Delivery Format: Additional On-Demand Content
Student Device Preferences for Online Multimedia
It is important to understand what devices students prefer to use to access online course materials. We will share the results of a study that examined 1,991 online students' device preferences for accessing online course sites, viewing video content, and learning with simulations and games.

Outcomes: Learn about device preferences of those in attendance as well as the online students in the study * Discover reasons behind student device preferences for online course materials * Explore students' perceptions of ideal device platforms * Understand for what purposes students would be likely to purchase new devices

Powering Up Assignments Through Transparent Design Online
We will discuss the benefits to of having faculty use a Transparent Assignment Rubric to peer review their online assignments. Recognizing that taking assignments online requires faculty to be even clearer about the purpose, tasks, and assessment guidelines than with in-person courses, we have introduced transparency into online faculty development efforts. We will share the transparency rubric, national research into its impact, and how it can be used together with faculty peer review to revitalize assignments and student persistence.

Outcomes: Identify the transparency rubric's components and the reasons each is important * Understand the demonstrated benefits to student learning from transparent design * Explore how peer review works in concert with the transparency rubric to improve faculty development around online assignment creation


  • Patty Dinneen

    Director, University Teaching & Learning Center, The George Washington University
  • Katie Linder

    Associate Vice Chancellor for Digital Strategy and Learning, University of Colorado Denver

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    Updated on 1/26/2024