Robert Squires

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Robert Squires joined our live webcast on April 12, 2013 to discuss his perspective on designing learning opportunities for online students. Robert is the Director of Instructional Design and Technical Support at the University of Montana UMOnline - School of Extended and Lifelong Learning.

Robert Squires joined our live webcast on April 12, 2013 to discuss his perspective on designing learning opportunities for online students. Robert is the Director of Instructional Design and Technical Support at the University of Montana UMOnline - School of Extended and Lifelong Learning. See … http://umonline.umt.edu/administration/default.php

To contact us: Jennifer on Twitter @jenm, and Robert at robert.squires@umontana.edu

This webcast is part of the Designers for Learning project. Find out more about the project at http://designersforlearning.org/

Instructional-Design-Live #29: Fun with Online Learning

Sep 3, 2010 10:03:07 AM - IDL 29: CREATING ENGAGING ONLINE COURSES
 
 
05:07 - Robert 1
 
05:15 - Robert 1
Brain Rules link
 
05:30 - Mary 2
Thanks, Robert.
 
05:32 - Cammy
I've been slowly reading Brain Rules for the past few months!
 
07:48 - Mary 2
Welcome, Eleanor.
 
07:49 - Robert 1
Welcome Eleanor!
 
08:04 - Eleanor Rigby
Thanks! :)
 
09:01 - Robert 1
That reminds me of a scene from the office Cammy
 
09:42 - Robert 1
Great!
 
11:15 - Robert 1
I've tried Voxopop when it was called chinswing, but I like the idea of an audio message board: http://www.voxopop.com/ It doesn't have teh visual element, though
 
11:51 - Robert 1
This is a really good point.
 
12:50 - Robert 1
nice
 
14:05 - Mary 2
In your experience, Joni, do onliine students begin making connections with one another on their own (via email, chats, etc related to assignments), or is this sense of community something you need to facilitate throughout a course?
 
15:31 - Robert 1
I think Wallwisher would be nice tool to extend this activity--add to web-based board: http://www.wallwisher.com/
 
18:17 - Cammy
Social often equals "fun"
 
18:18 - Robert 1
Hi Suzanne
 
18:33 - Suzanne
Hi, sorry I'm late to the session
 
18:40 - Robert 1
np, welcome
 
18:41 - Cammy
Welcome, Suzanne
 
19:48 - Mary 2
Thanks, Joni.
 
20:04 - Robert 1
@Cammy I think it is fun to 'buddy' with a friend
 
20:51 - Robert 1
Love the photo!
 
21:56 - Robert 1
Hmm..Now where did I put that experiment? (my caption)
 
22:17 - Cammy
I'm am the monster of eLearning and you must complete my course or be eaten!
 
22:19 - Robert 1
Perhaps I don't understand attention well enough
 
24:40 - Robert 1
interesting
 
25:59 - Suzanne
Wonderful idea!
 
28:21 - Robert 1
Dreaming of an online education
 
28:25 - Mary 2
Gotta run.... a meeting awaits me. Thanks, Joni.
 
31:03 - Robert 1
absolutely!
 
32:45 - Robert 1
 
33:43 - Robert 1
oh, yes
 
36:07 - Cammy
I'm always in favor of interpretive dance!
 
36:20 - Robert 1
awesome1
 
36:49 - Robert 1
you bet
 
38:37 - Robert 1
yes, little surprises
 
39:03 - Robert 1
Good point!
 
40:03 - Joni
Thanks everyone!
 
40:08 - Suzanne
Thanks, Joni!
 

Time to put a little fun into online learning--with good reason: 'Emotional arousal helps the brain learn'. Medina, Brain Rules (2008). Joni Dunlap leads the IDLive team in considering how to incorporate fun into the fabric of a course to provide a more stimulating learning experience.

 

Instructional-Design-Live #28: International Student Persepctives on Online Learning

Zuochen Zhang, Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Windsor University, and Richard F. Kenny,Rick KennyZuochen Zhang Associate Professor at the Center for Distance Education, Athabasca University, joined us this week to discuss the perspectives of International students in online courses.

Instructional-Design-Live #27 Online Teaching: Susan Ko

Susan Ko Susan Ko, Executive Director of the Center of Teaching Excellence at University of Maryland University College, published the first edition of Teaching Online: A Practical Guide 10 years ago. The third edition, published this year, reflects a number of changes that have happened in the field over that last several years such as the: Web 2.0 revolution, growing acceptance of online education, need for special training and continuing support for faculty and students, team course development, growth of open educational resources, and increasing use of mobile devices.

With unassuming clarity, Susan addresses a number of key issues facing designers and faculty in higher (and K-12) education today.

Available on the Web

Aug 20, 2010 10:01:49 AM - IDL 27: SUSAN KO--PRACTICAL ONLINE TEACHING
02:31 - Robert: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415997263/
03:31 - Jennifer: oooh! A kindle edition, too! http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Online-Practical-Guide-ebook/dp/B003AU7E8...
05:38 - Jennifer: What about synchronous teaching options? Is this changing the face of online learning in your experience?
16:31 - Jennifer: how have "perceptions" of oline learning changed (or not) over the years? perceptions of quality, satisfaction, faculty buy-in, etc?
24:05 - Jason: Neiffer: Sure
24:19 - Robert: yes
25:41 - Jennifer: @jason ... I think k-12 is going to be a HUGE driver in online learning ... esp. taking online learning from being for "alternative" adult learners to far more maintream
29:13 - Jennifer: @jason ... good point re: importance of taking an online course (or program) to "get it"
30:30 - Marlene: Yes, continuous improvement is an important aspect of online teaching.
30:42 - Jason Neiffer: Good question, Robert...
31:53 - Jennifer: Great! Thank you, Susan ... another fun virtual "brown bag" lunch for me :)
32:38 - Marlene: Thanks, Susan!
32:38 - Jason Neiffer: Thanks everyone! :)

Instructional-Design-Live #26 Transition or Transformation: Implementing a New LMS

Moodle logoEver wondered what kind of change process is involved in moving from a proprietry LMS scuh as Blackboard to an Open Source system such as Moodle. Keith Lynip, director of Extended Learning Services at The University of Montana, discusses the nature of this process in this week's show.

Moodle MugInspired by a number of discussions at the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning in Madison Wisconsin,  we consider the process of transitioning from a proprietary learning management system such as Blackboard to an open source system such as Moodle.

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