Live: Why Can’t We Be Friends? Building Community in Online Courses (EP:20)



Live: Why Can’t We Be Friends? Building Community in Online Courses (EP:20) 
With  Stacy Craft M.Ed. 

Educators Central Live Studio – Sometimes fostering community can be an element  that gets overlooked or addressed as a second tier concern when designing and developing online learning.  However, community is an essential component of a fully realized virtual learning experience.  Join Stacy Craft in the recording of this special live event to learn more about the elements of community as well as strategies to mitigate isolation and build community in online courses.

Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu

Additional Resources:

Videos

Tidbits to Stay Connected – Dr. David Joyner on Building Community in Online Courses

Community Building in Online Learning

Articles

5 key elements of social presence: Part 1 affective association. (2020, October 21). Achieve Virtual Education Academy. https://achievevirtual.org/blog/teacher-resources/5-key-elements-of-social-presence-part-1-affective-association/

6 strategies for building community in online courses. (2020, July 27). The K. Patricia Cross Academy. https://kpcrossacademy.org/building-community-in-online-courses/

CoI framework. (n.d.). CoI. https://coi.athabascau.ca/coi-model/

Community of inquiry framework in online learning: Use of technology – Technology and the curriculum: Summer 2018. (2018, July 9). Technology and the Curriculum: Summer 2018 – Simple Book Publishing. https://techandcurriculum.pressbooks.com/chapter/coi-and-online-learning/

Delmas, P. M. (2017). Using VoiceThread to create community in online learning. TechTrends61(6), 595-602. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-017-0195-z

Garrison, D. R., Anderson, T., & Archer, W. (2000). Community of inquiry instrument. PsycTESTS Datasethttps://doi.org/10.1037/t32875-000

How to forge a strong community in an online classroom. (2020, April 15). Edutopia. https://www.edutopia.org/article/how-forge-strong-community-online-classroom

Ideas for building an online community. (2017, July 26). Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Career Advice, Jobs. https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2017/07/26/ideas-building-online-community

Osterman, K. F. (2000). Students’ need for belonging in the school community. Review of Educational Research70(3), 323-367. https://doi.org/10.3102/00346543070003323

Papadopoulou, A. (2020, December 8). How to build an online learning community (In 2021). Learnworlds. https://www.learnworlds.com/build-online-learning-community/#way1

Rovai, A. P., & Lucking, R. (2003). Sense of community in a higher education television-based distance education program. Educational Technology Research and Development51(2), 5-16. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf02504523

Summers, J. J., & Svinicki, M. D. (2007). Investigating classroom community in higher education. Learning and Individual Differences17(1), 55-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2007.01.006

Top 13 ways to create community in online classes & courses. (2020, June 12). Online Course How. https://www.onlinecoursehow.com/tips/create-community/

 


Building Memory with Science and Senses – Put on Your Thinking Cap (EP:19)



Stella Collins PortraitBuilding Memory with Science and Senses – Put on Your Thinking Cap (EP:19) 
With  Stella Collins, MSc. 

Creating effective learning can be complicated – from our biology to our environment, there are a lot of elements that influence outcomes. And how can we get our learners curious anyway, especially in our increasingly digital spaces? Grab a hat and put it on (we mean it…. we’ll wait while you go get it)  because in this episode, celebrated author and science-based learning thinker, Stella Collins, joins Stacy Craft to explore learning and the brain, memory, the powers of sensory experiences, avoiding stagnation, community, and why there is a group of people who think “Brains!” when they bite into a bar of chocolate. We also take time to unpack the LEARNS strategy for designing and providing education that people will remember.

Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu

Additional Resources:

Stellar Labs Resources

6 Tricks to Making Learning Sticky!  LEARNS

Teacher Centered Vs Learner Centered

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

BASICLEARNERS Mnemonic/Acronyms

Articles

Tyng, C. M., Amin, H. U., Saad, M. N., & Malik, A. S. (2017). The influences of emotion on learning and memory. Frontiers in psychology8, 1454.

Roumell, E. A. (2019). Priming adult learners for learning transfer: Beyond content and delivery. Adult Learning30(1), 15-22.

Videos

The Neuroscience of Learning – Bruce McCandliss

Neuroscience, AI and the Future of Education | Scott Bolland | TEDxSouthBank

Stellar Labs Take 5 Video Channel


Connecting with Learners – Learner Centered Approaches (EP:18)



Connecting with Learners – Learner Centered Approaches (EP:18)
With  Dr. Cheryll Albold, Ph.D. 

Learner-Centered instructional approaches ask educators to shift their focus from traditional, teacher-centric approaches, where instructors push information at learners, to one that asks learners to actively co-create knowledge and participate in their learning. This transition from “Sage on the Stage” to “Guide on the Side” is not always a simple one and requires that educators connect with their learners.  In this episode, Stacy Craft chats with Dr. Cheryll Albold, an assistant professor of medical education in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and Administrator and Designated Institutional Administrator for the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, about why connecting with learners is so important, principles and foundations for learner-centered approaches, and pedagogically-sound practices and simple design recommendations to help you start incorporating more learner-centered strategies in your education

Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu

Additional Resources:

A visual list of 28 Learner Centered Instructional Strategies Infographic 

Learner-Centered Approaches: Why They Matter and How to Implement Them

Teacher Centered Vs Learner Centered

Warm Demander:

Irvine, J.J. & Fraser, J.W. (1998). Warm demanders. Education Week, 17(35), 56.

Kleinfeld, J. (1975). Effective teachers of Eskimo and Indian students. School Review, 83, 301-344.

Unconditional Positive Regard

Rogers, C.R. (1957). The necessary and sufficient conditions of therapeutic personality change. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 21, 95-103

Challenge and Support

Sanford, N. (1962). Developmental status of the entering freshman. In N. Sanford (ED.), The American College: A psychological and social interpretation of higher learning (pp.253-282. New York: Wiley

Mattering

Rosenberg, M., & McCullough, B. C. (1981). Mattering: Inferred significance and mental health among adolescents. Research in Community & Mental Health, 2, 163-182.

Schlossberg, N. K. (1989). Marginality and mattering: Key issues in building community. New Directions for Student Services, 48, 5-15. doi: 10.1002/ss.37119894803

Belonging

Hurtado, S., Cuellar, M., & Guillermo-Wann, C. (2011). Quantitative measures of students’ sense of validation: Advancing the study of diverse learning environments. Enrollment Management Journal: Student Access, Finance, and Success in Higher Education, 5(2), 53-72.

Meeuwisse, M., Severiens, S., & Born, M. (2010). Learning environment, interaction, sense of belonging and study success in ethnically diverse student groups. Research in Higher Education, 51, 528–545. National Center

Hurtado, S., & Carter, D. F. (1997). Effects of college transition and perceptions of the campus racial climate on Latino stu­dents’ sense of belonging. Sociology of Education, 70, 324-345.


Creating Effective and Engaging Videos – Principles and Practice (EP:17)



Creating Effective and Engaging Videos – Principles and Practice (EP:17)
With  Metta Kuehntopp, M.Ed. 

Video is a powerful platform to deliver online learning. When leveraged well, video enhances learners’ ability to synthesize and engage with educational concepts. So what makes a quality educational video? How does our cognition impact a practical and effective video design? How can we apply scientific principles and effective learning theory to create meaningful videos that make learners cheer?  In this episode, Senior Instructional Designers Metta Kuehntopp and Stacy Craft chat through foundations of learning, pedagogically-sound practices and simple design recommendations to help you create effective educational videos.  

Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu

Additional Resources

Video Samples referenced in podcast:

Articles

10 Tips for Creating Effective Instructional Videos – Higher Ed Teaching Focus Michael Smedshammer, PhD

LEARNS – How to Make Brain Friendly Learning that Sticks  with Stella Collins

Guo, Philip & Kim, Juho & Rubin, Rob. (2014). How video production affects student engagement: An empirical study of MOOC videos. 41-50. 10.1145/2556325.2566239.  

Brame C. J. (2016). Effective Educational Videos: Principles and Guidelines for Maximizing Student Learning from Video Content. CBE life sciences education15(4), es6. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.16-03-0125

Serembus, Joanne Farley EdD, RN, CNE; Murphy, Jackie MSN, RN, CPN, CNE Creating an Engaging Learning Environment Through Video Discussions, Nurse Educator: 3/4 2020 – Volume 45 – Issue 2 – p 68-70 doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000701

Effective Educational Videos Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching

Videos

Cognitive Load Theory 3 – intrinsic, extraneous, germane. – 3 Minute Ed Theory

Chunking: Learning Technique for Better Memory and Understanding – Sprouts

 


Problem Based Learning and Team Based Learning – Your New Educational Super Strategy (EP:16)



Dr. DolmansProblem Based Learning and Team Based Learning – Your New Educational Super Strategy (EP:16)
With Diana Dolmans, PhD.

From workplace training to higher education settings, team based small group activities around problems are a staple. However, when we talk about the models of Team Based Learning vs Problem based Learning, how these interact, differ, where they come from, as well as how to implement them meaningfully, we can sometimes get lost. This can get especially complex when we move these strategies to a virtual environment. In this episode, Stacy Craft talks with esteemed Professor and researcher in the field of innovative learning arrangements Dr. Diana Dolmans from Maastricht University, the Netherlands to shed light on these complex topics as well as help us navigate new spaces that re-envision how we use these principles and translate them into practice.

Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu

Additional Resources

Seven principles of effective case design for a problem-based curriculum

Should we choose between problem-based learning and team-based learning? No, combine the best of both worlds!

Implementation of modified team-based learning within a problem based learning medical curriculum: a focus group study

Problem Based Learning Stanford Commons


Short Bite: Moving Your Classroom Online Quickly (EP:15)



Short Bite: Moving Your Classroom Online Quickly (EP:15)
With Stacy Craft, M.Ed & Metta Kuehntopp, M.Ed.

We revisit our last topic and condense it for you into a short bite. Learn about all the great strategies from the full episode, condensed into less than ten minutes. Across the globe, educators are being asked to move their curricula online practically overnight. This can be a very stressful challenge. Don’t fret though! There are some things that just about everyone can do to help make the transition a little smoother, and maintain some of the spirit of your original brick and mortar classroom. In this episode, Senior Instructional Designers Metta Kuehntopp and Stacy Craft summarize some of the things that you can do today to make this move. 

Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu

Additional Resources

Connecting with Students

Building Community in Your Classroom


Going Online in a Hurry! (Pedagogical Strategy and Support)


Virtual Class Now! – How to Move Your Education Online in a Hurry (EP:14)



Virtual Class Now! – How to Move Your Education Online in a Hurry (EP:14)
With Stacy Craft, M.Ed & Metta Kuehntopp, M.Ed.

Across the globe, educators are being asked to move their curricula online practically overnight. This can be a very stressful challenge. Don’t fret though! There are some things that just about everyone can do to help make the transition a little smoother, and maintain some of the spirit of your original brick and mortar classroom. In this episode, Senior Instructional Designers Metta Kuehntopp and Stacy Craft chat through some of the things that you can do today to make this move. 

Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu

Additional Resources

Joint Response Regarding COVID-19 and Advice on Transitioning Face-to-Face Courses Online

Screen-O-Matic – Screen recording Web App – https://screencast-o-matic.com/

FlipGrid – Free Video Discussion Board App –  https://info.flipgrid.com/

Zoom – Meeting App – https://zoom.us/

Open Board – Free Whiteboard App – https://openboard.ch/index.en.html

Collaborate Ultra – App Information – https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra

Voicethread – https://voicethread.com/

Articles

So You Want to Temporarily Teach Online: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2020/03/11/practical-advice-instructors-faced-abrupt-move-online-teaching-opinion

Prepare to Move Online (in a Hurry): https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2020/03/10/prepare-move-online-continuity-planning-coronavirus-and-beyond-opinion

9 New Ways to Use Flipgrid in the Classroom  

https://www.edutopia.org/article/9-new-ways-use-flipgrid-classroom

Preparing for Emergency Online Teaching: https://www.chronicle.com/article/Preparing-for-Emergency-Online/248230


6 Tips to Better Slides Right Now (EP:13)



6 Tips to Better Slides Right Now (EP:13)
With Special Guests

Slideshow presentations are a standard in education. We have all seen good slides. We have all seen slides that leave us fatigued, distracted, bored and confused.  How can you make sure that your slides fall on the better side of this division?   Join Stacy Craft and a panel of educational experts as they share six tips that can help you propel your slideshows excellence.

Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu

Additional Resources

Top Ten Slide Tips – Garr Reynolds

How Can I Make My PowerPoint Presentations Amazing?

Adobe Color

Color Theory for Presentations: How to Choose the Perfect Colors for Your Designs

Electronic Slideshow Presentations in the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Process

Pixabay – Free Stock Images

Unsplash – Free Stock Images

Videos:

https://youtu.be/NvM4mnEIxuQ – Improving Your PowerPoint Presentations – Evidence Based Principles


Learning Styles – Unpacking the Myth (EP:12)



Dr. Tesia MarshikLearning Styles – Unpacking the Myth (EP:12)
With Tesia Marshik, PhD.

Let’s talk about learning styles! The idea that we learn better in our “preferred learning style” is pretty pervasive and has become part of popular culture. Scores of consumer sites sell and promote various examples and models, urging people to “find your learning style”. But, is there any evidence to support this? As educators, do we have a duty to follow the science? Join Stacy Craft and Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Tesia Marshik as they unpack the learning styles neuromyth, the culture around this popular idea, why it is harmful and how to persevere to create quality effective educational experiences that still allow learners to reflect on how they learn.

Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu

Additional Resources

The Myth of Learning Styles by Cedar Riener and Daniel Willingham

Stop propagating the learning styles myth by Paul A. Kirschner

Learning Styles as a Myth – Yale University

Daily Prompt: Learning Styles

Videos:

https://youtu.be/NvM4mnEIxuQ – The Myth of Individual Learning Styles with Dr. Robert Bjork

Learning Styles and the importance of critical self-reflection with Tesia Marshik – TEDxUWLaCrosse – https://youtu.be/855Now8h5Rs

Books:
How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan A. Ambrose, Michael W. Bridges, Michele DiPietro, Marsha C. Lovett, Marie K. Norman, Richard E. Mayer

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel

 


What Learners Want – Motivations and Strategies to Enhance Education (EP:11)



What Learners Want – Motivations and Strategies to Enhance Education
With Michael Horn, MBA.

Do you know why your learners are choosing their education? Understanding the mindset of learners is an important insight to inform how exactly you design and deliver education. Join Stacy Craft and distinguished author, speaker and innovative educational expert Michael Horn, MBA as they chat expansively about learner motivation, its impacts on design choices, the ins and outs of blended and active learning, as well as personal autonomy and why rats who drive cars made of plastic bottles is so relatable.

Questions? Feedback? Ideas? Contact us at edufi@mayo.edu

Additional Resources

Blended Learning Universe

Flipped Learning Network