What’s the First Thing to Consider in Online Distance Learning? Design for Relationships

In all forms or modes of education, relationship plays an essential and foundational role in fostering a positive, respectful, and safe learning environment. This desired relationship helps students to adjust to and be comfortable with the new environment or class that they will be part of for a few months. In online distance learning, fostering [...]

Design for Authenticity: Authentic Assessments in Online Distance Learning

In an online distance learning environment, information is simply a click away from students. The availability of information makes it harder for teachers to use simple recall-based assessments as means to gauge mastery in student learning. While it is not totally bad to check student’s understanding about basic and foundational concepts, teachers need to design [...]