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, students will be introduced to "accessible documents," using Word documents, PDF documents, and PowerPoints that can be easily viewed on a computer or other electronicdevices like Tablets, mobile phones, and screen readers.  This course will also explore document accessibility standards that ensure every student will be able to access all course content.

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 aims to provide insight into cognitive load theory and how it can help educators to cultivate more effective teaching spaces. The modules in this course will provide information about memory systems, effective practices, and ways to reduce cognitive load that are beneficial to both students and educators alike.

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.

This course is designed as an introduction to classroom management in higher education. It is intended to assist faculty with applying strategies and best practices of classroom management to a higher education learning environment.