Tag: learning design

6 free tools and resources to help you create your next online course

The OpenLearning team has compiled a list of useful online tools and resources to improve your course creation process. The best part? All of these tools are absolutely free!

Nurture Students to Course Completion Using Automated Emails on OpenLearning

Emails are a great way to reach out to your students. Explore the 3 types of automated emails you can send that will help you connect with your students and team members on OpenLearning.

How to Promote Divergent Thinking in Your Students

What would happen if, one day, NASA discovers that the moon actually is made out of cheese? Would it fall out of the sky? Would it spontaneously (and deliciously) explode? Is this even worth thinking about? This kind of question is not only worth asking, but is also a great way to develop creative and higher-order thinking skills in your students.

How to Create a Constructivist Learning Environment Through Hosting a Dinner Party

Deeper learning or construction happens when the student is actively involved in their learning process. Learn our tips for creating a Constructivist learning environment online!

Strategies for Designing Authentic Assessment

Many educators feel a bit of tension about education research. It’s often not because research reveals something with which educators disagree. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

How to Use Real-World Scenarios in Activity Design

Admit it; we all spend too much time thinking about the perfect activity for our learners. Why not include real-world scenarios in the activities that we design?

How to Facilitate and Nurture Diversity in Your Learning Community

To help you begin nurturing more diverse learning communities, we’ve prepared 5 winning strategies and techniques you can apply to face-to-face, blended and/or purely online learning facilitation.