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If you didn’t know already, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As someone who has battled depression and anxiety their whole life, I’m appreciative that discussions surrounding mental health have become more prevalent. However, I still think the topic is a bit taboo (and systemically doesn’t have enough support in place). Because of this, I […]

My Story of Mental Health

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It is always interesting bringing the perspective as an instructional designer, a professor, and a student to online learning. It has led me to a love/hate relationship with discussion boards. As an instructional designer, I recognize the need to incorporate student-to-student interactions to help build an online community of learners. As a professor, I witness […]

Not Another Discussion Board

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In Season 3 of “Be an Instructional Design Rockstar,” I have the unique opportunity to chat with other online learning professionals. This season is all about learning from each other. The goal for this season is to inspire, empower, and connect within the online learning field. Episode 3.6 of “Be an Instructional Design Rockstar” Interview […]

Interview with Sam Gist

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In Season 3 of “Be an Instructional Design Rockstar,” I have the unique opportunity to chat with other online learning professionals. This season is all about learning from each other. The goal for this season is to inspire, empower, and connect within the online learning field. Episode 3.5 of “Be an Instructional Design Rockstar” Interview […]

Interview with Kory Trosclair

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In Season 3 of “Be an Instructional Design Rockstar,” I have the unique opportunity to chat with other online learning professionals. This season is all about learning from each other. The goal for this season is to inspire, empower, and connect within the online learning field. Episode 3.4 of “Be an Instructional Design Rockstar” Interview […]

Interview with Amy Kronberg

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As professors, teachers, instructors, facilitators, etc. we often get caught up in this idea that we know what is best for our students. We draw upon our own experiences and perspectives to make curriculum decisions. We choose skills to focus on, content delivery methods, and assessments that align with how we were taught or how […]

The Power of Student Choice

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In Season 3 of “Be an Instructional Design Rockstar,” I have the unique opportunity to chat with other online learning professionals. This season is all about learning from each other. The goal for this season is to inspire, empower, and connect within the online learning field. Episode 3.2 of “Be an Instructional Design Rockstar” Interview […]

Interview with Christy J. Woods

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After the summer semester, are you noticing that there are areas in your online course where students are struggling? Are students not doing well in your online course and you’re not really even sure where in the course that they’re struggling because they’re not coming to you for help? For many of us, the fast […]

Three Tips for Supporting Students Through Reflection in Online Courses

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This month’s #LDxIDchat was all about access. We had great conversations discussing what access looks like for us at each of our different institutions. Check out the recap below! Q1: How do you define access at your institution and in your work? Q3: What is a challenge you face while attempting to teach others about […]

#LDxIDchat August 2022 Recap

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Society has built this idea of a corporate ladder. The theory is that you start at the bottom of a company and keep moving up until you reach lower management, middle-management, executive management, and then the CEO level. But, what if managing people isn’t for you? In online learning, the idea is similar. Members of […]

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