Category: ED 655

Unit Plan: Child Custody and Support

Child Support This lesson looks at child custody and the closely related topic of visitation.  Most of the chapter focuses on custody disputes between parents, but it also discusses the legal rights of co-parents, stepparents, and grandparents who are seeking either custodial or visitation rights. Learning Objectives: After completing...

PLS 240 Family Law Unit Plan: Child Custody and Support

Child Support Lesson This lesson looks at child custody and the closely related topic of visitation.  Most of the chapter focuses on custody disputes between parents, but it also discusses the legal rights of co-parents, stepparents, and grandparents who are seeking either custodial or visitation rights. Learning Objectives After...

Philosophy of Teaching and Learning

My philosophy on teaching remains the same.  My job is to serve the student through sharing the knowledge and experience I’ve accumulated, and guiding them in discovering their own knowledge.  To do this, I need to develop courses around the student.  Most of my students are adult or non-traditional...

Review of Tools

Piktochart Piktochart is an infographic creation tool that is easy to use. If you are familiar with creating presentations, you can use Piktochart.  This tool offers infographic, presentation, flyer and poster creation.  It has several, but limited wow-factor, templates in the “free” category.  More professional templates in a variety...

Article Review #5

Miner, Steven and Stefaniak, Jill E., 2018. Learning via video in higher education: An exploration of instructor and student perceptions, Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 15(2). Available at: http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol15/iss2/2. This article begins with a thorough literature review, which categorizes the use of video in two areas.  The...

Article #4 Review

Bourdeaux, R., & Schoenack, L. (2016). Adult student expectations and experiences in an online learning environment. Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 64(3), 152-161. doi: 10.1080/07377363.2016.1229072 In this article, the authors studied adult students and their expectations of instructor behavior in online education.  Why adult students take online classes, what...

Article Review #3

Kozan, K., & Caskurlu, S. (2018). On the Nth presence for the Community of Inquiry framework. Computers & Education, 122, 104–118. The Community of Inquiry (CoI) model was proposed by Garrison, Anderson and Archer in 2000.  For those not familiar with the CoI framework, it is a model for...

Article Review #2

Parkes, M., Gregory, S., Fletcher, P., Adlington, R., & Gromik, N. (2015). Bringing people together while learning apart: Creating online learning environments to support the needs of rural and remote students. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 25 (1), 66—78. In this article, the authors analyze the perceptions...

Article Review #1

Chen, J. 2007. Instructional design strategies for intensive online courses:  An objectivist-constructivist blended approach.  Journal of Interactive Online Learning 6(1). In this article, Chen examines designing an intensive, shortened time frame online course, and presents a design model and strategies based on a blended objectivist-constructivist theory of learning.  Prior...
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