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Awards for courses were given to the instructor, but are listed here as I was part of the design process that led to the awards.
Humanizing Online Instruction was a 4-week Micro-MOOC available on the Canvas Open Network. This course was designed to prepare online instructors who teach college and university courses to be able to increase instructor, social, and cognitive presence in their online courses. This was accomplished by creating a dual-layer course, with one layer being instructor led and the other being student-centered. Participants could choose either layer, both layers, or jump back and forth as needed. Delivery platforms: Canvas and WordPress.
Data, Analytics, and Learning (EdX and UT Arlington) was a Massive Open Online Course designed to give learners complete choice over their learning experience. This was accomplished by creating a dual-layer course, with one layer being instructor led and the other being student-centered. Participants could choose either layer, both layers, or jump back and forth as needed. The content of the course introduced participants to learning analytics, and several new learning technologies were tested in this course. Delivery platforms: EdX, ProSolo, and WordPress.
Designing Effective and Engaging Online Classes (UT Arlington) was a course designed to help online instructors improve their courses. This course was designed on social constructivist theory, where questions are posed and learners discuss in order to share experiences with each other.
Two-Dimension Design (UT Arlington) was an experimental class designed to teach a basic level Art course online. Students would watch high-quality videos of the professor completing projects on specific design issues and then recreate each project on their own. They would then scan their projects and submit them to the instructor. The instructor would give feedback for improvement and the student would correct accordingly.
Women in the Political Process (UT Arlington) was designed to make students think about their concepts of gender and how that affected their political views. It has an innovative use of video content, discussions based on cultural images, and reflective assignments on sensitive issues. The instructor also uses a hybrid approach with online synchronous meetings.
Both of these courses for UT Arlington are designed to be self-paced exercise classes. These courses use personal heart rate monitors to record student activity. These monitors produce activity logs which are then submitted to the instructors. Delivery platform: Moodle
Culture and Economic Globalization in the Hispanic World (UT Arlington) is designed to help business majors learn Spanish culture. This course uses podcasts and videos to deliver content. The instructor will also have students interview local Spanish business leaders to create a multimedia final project. Delivery platform: Moodle
Business Spanish (UT Arlington) is designed to help business majors learn Spanish phrases specific to their line of work. This course uses podcasts, videos, online quizzes, and SlideShare to deliver content. Delivery platform: Moodle
Art Appreciation was an existing course at UT Arlington that I worked with to update the blog activities and instructions. Delivery platform: WebCT
CRCJ 4301 (The American Judicial System) and CRCJ 4380 (Comparative Criminal Justice Systems) were existing courses at UT Arlington that added a blog (which later morphed into a wiki) and a podcast, as well as other features such as course help guides, rubrics, and Skype contact buttons. Delivery platform: Blackboard
These lessons, launched in the Spring of 2007, were designed to supplement the in-class nutrition, exercise, and drug awareness curriculum for a High School Health class at Duncanville ISD. Delivery platform: Moodle.
An online lesson about various health topics, targeted at inner city youth. Also includes an instructor’s guide. Delivery platform: custom online web page. View this course online.