Looking to create social presence in your course? Incorporating single presenter videos — where instructors record themselves delivering course content — can be instrumental for establishing interpersonal connection. But how long should they be? Can you make them yourself? Learn about the research and best practices from Dr. Steven Crawford.
This paper offers a foundational exploration of inclusive online education, an examination of various course design models that normalize inclusive design practices in online learning, and practical recommendations for applying theoretical and research-based best practices for inclusive and representative course design.
Video can be a powerful tool to use in your course but don’t overlook the use of audio-only elements. In this article, Dr. Steven Crawford explains that there are times when audio-only presentations are more effective than video, especially when done right.
As important as course design is, it is not enough to ensure a quality learning experience for all students. In her 2022 message, QM Executive Director Dr. Deb Adair conveys that today’s design challenge is to value, curate, connect, and contextualize student learning experiences, including the prior learning they bring with them, to meet current and emerging student needs.
This list of resources was shared during a joint webinar with CourseArc and Quality Matters titled "Principles and Best Practices for Using Visuals in Course Design". The list of resources includes websites for sourcing fee-based and open-access images. It also includes links to resources for music, accessibility tools and other design resources.
A first-person article by Dr. Bethany Simunich, QM's Director of Research and Innovation, about her experience with adapting a face-to-face course to the online modality. She shares how her assumptions were challenged and how she came to see the value of applying quality assurance processes to her course design practice.
There are several types of multimedia presentations you can use in your course, including voiceover slide presentations. Dr. Steven Crawford describes when this type of presentation is most effective and provides tips and best practices for creating them.