Tier 3 Courses

Educational videos can be an important component of higher education courses and are an essential content-delivery tool in many flipped, blended, and online classes. This course will focus on best practices for understanding and creating effective and engaging educational videos that foster learning and community in the classroom.

In this course, instructors will be introduced to the Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition (SAMR) model and learn how to utilize the Assignment, Rubric, and Speed Grader components within the IECC Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas. By using these specific Canvas features, instructors can increase student engagement and enhance teaching and learning strategies. Instructors will also learn that when these stand-alone Canvas features areimplemented, connected, and intentionally aligned, there can be an increase in student motivation and participation, as well as increased progression towards optimal student learning outcomes.

This course examines Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives and how it is applied to planning instruction and to daily instructional strategies. Topics include the six levels of Bloom's Taxonomy, instructional objectives, action verbs, and appropriate selection of instructional objectives to match instructional goals. Students will both write instructional objectives for their own content areas and critique instructional objectives for their appropriateness for use in instruction. The course is recommended for instructors who are currently teaching or who will begin teaching in the near future.

This course is designed as a tool to assist faculty within higher education, across all disciplines, to apply principles and best practices specific to adult learning. Emphasis will be placed on andragogy vs. pedagogy, nontraditional vs. traditional learners, instructional methods, learning styles, group dynamics and much more.