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June 3 2013 Note — This tip library is being expanded and some tips that are listed, but not linked, will be here shortly. If you can't find something, let me know at judith followed by designingforlearning.org. Thanks!

Summer 2012

Tip 99 Three Quick and Easy Ideas for Wrapping Up Summer Courses
Tip 98 Best Practices for Summer Courses – You Might Like One of These!

Spring 2012

Tip 97 An FAQ on Using a Live Classroom
Tip 96 How Expert Resources can Support Learning
Tip 95 Learning Guides – Expanding Your Teaching Presence

Fall 2011- Coming Soon

Tip 94 Creating a Syllabus that Jumpstarts Learning
Tip 93 Mostly Free Tools and Resources for Learning – Have You Seen These?
Tip 92 Collaborating with Groups of Two or Three – Moving beyond the Discussion Board
Tip 91 Getting Excited about Bb 9.1 — What Works Well and What Do Faculty Like?

Summer 2011

Tip 90 Summer Course Wraps with Impact – What are the Big Ideas?
Tip 89 A Brave New World: Getting Started with Audio
Tip 88 High-Impact Practices for Summer Courses: Reflections and Patterns

Spring 2011

Tip 87 The Learning Power of Problems and Cases
Tip 86 Four Strategies for Supporting Learners on Their Expertise Journey
Tip 85 Using "Bookending" to Add Structure and Meaning to Your Course
Tip 84 Innovative Ideas and Six Item Checklist from Tip 62 Course Beginnings

Fall 2010

Tip 83 Making Your Grading Time Efficient and Formative for Your Learners
Tip 82 Three Scenarios for Engaging Students with Rubrics
Tip 81 Using Expert Stories as Vicarious Practice
Tip 80 Course Beginnings Checklist and Ways of "Being There" for Your Students

Summer 2010

Tip 79 Summer Project Strategies – Field Trips and Focusing on One Stage of a Project
Tip 78 Content Framing and Case Studies: Design Strategies for Summer Intensive Courses

Spring 2010

Tip 77 Concepts – A Focus at Course Endings and Course Beginnings
Tip 76 Feedback in Discussion Posts – How Soon, How Much and Wrapping Up
Tip 75 Designing for Evaluating and Creating Levels of Bloom's Taxonomy
Tip 74 Lecturing without Lecturing — Shaping Learning with Your Voice and Expert Knowledge
Tip 73 Developing Explicit and Personal Learning Goals

Fall 2009

Tip 72 Course Closures - Making a Difference Years Later
Tip 71 When Students Are Away from a Course for a While
Tip 70 Course Beginnings - Finding the Patterns in Your Content

Summer 2009

Tip 69 Using Peer Feedback to Increase Confidence and Community
Tip 68 Samples of Blog Projects - Getting Started with Blogs
Tip 67 Developing Rigor in Our Questioning: Eight Intellectual Standards

Spring 2009

Tip 66 Social Intelligence and Presence - And Reminders about Course Beginnings
Tip 65 Best Practices for Wrapping Up Courses
Tip 64 Three Best Practices in Assessment
Tip 63 Design Practices for Quality Course Experiences - "Designing with Threes"
Tip 62 Course Beginnings- Launch with Confidence and a Holiday Picture!

Fall 2008

Tip 61 Steps in Memory-Making: What Teaching Behaviors Make a Difference!
Tip 60 Personalizing Learning Content so that Students Grow with the Course Experiences

Summer 2008

Tip 59 "Are You Reading My Postings? Do you Know Who I am?" Simple Rules about Feedback in Online Learning

Spring 2008

Tip 58 Reaching the Heights of Learning -- Authentic Problem-Solving
Tip 57 The Performance Dashboard for Quick Student Learning Snapshots and Faculty Uses of Blogs and Audio with Powerpoint: A Pedagogy and Tools Potpourri
Tip 56 Sharing the Teaching and Learning - Working with a Teaching Assistant
Tip 55 Getting an Early Start on Cognitive Presence

Fall 2007

Tip 54 Course Wrapping with Concept Mapping -- A Strategy for Capturing Course Content Meaningfully
Tip 53 Hybrid Teaching and Learning Strategies -- Combining Social Networking Features with Blogs and Discussion Boards
Tip 52 Course Middles and Muddles -- Souped-up Conversations Help Build Community!
Tip 51 A Garden of Three Presences - Social Presence, Teaching Presence and Cognitive Presence

Summer 2007

Tip 49 Learners as Leaders
Tip 48 Using “What-If” Scenarios — Flexing Our Minds with Possibilities
Tip 47 Journaling and Blogging
Tip 46 Experts - A Touch of Spice!
Tip 45 Freshening Your Course with Podcasts- A Source of Authentic and Current Course Content
Tip 44 How Do I Know what Learners Have Learned? Planning Assessment from the Beginning!
Tip 43 Customizing and Personalizing Learning
Tip 42 Seven Strategies that work in Online Courses

Spring 2007

Tip 41 Stage Three of a Learning Community — Stimulating and Comfortable Camaraderie
Tip 40 Potpourri ofEdge Happenings
Tip 39 Story of Real Time Gatherings
Tip 38 Four “Best Practices” During Project Time
Tip 37 Pausing, Reflecting and Pruning Strategies
Tip 36 Developing Cognitive Presence
Tip 35 Structuring Online Discussions Using Problem Formulation and Resolutions Behaviors
Tip 34 Threaded Discussions and Knowledge Construction
Tip 33 What Makes a good Discussion Post?
Tip 32 Intro to building a course community
Tip 31 Tools for "being present"

Fall 2006

Tip 30 For Your List -- "Course Wrapping" Reminders plus Fun Personal Learning Action During Break
Tip 29 Creating a Closing Experience -- Wrapping up a Course with Style
Tip 28 Designing Assessments and Tasks that Matter
Tip 27 A Rubric for Analyzing Critical Thinking
Tip 26 Preparing Discussion Posts that Invite Reflection and Response
Tip 25 Discussion Wraps -- A Useful "Cognitive Pattern" or "Collection of Discrete Thought Threads?"
Tip 24 What Do Your Students Think About How the Course is Going?
Tip 23 "Making Your Students' Knowledge Visible" --Three Questions to Ask Your Students
Tip 22 Emails or Announcements -- Which Tool Should I Use for What?
Tip 21 Five Simple Reminders about Course Beginning

Summer 2006

Tip 20 Debriefing Technique with Students -- What One Change Would They Recommend?
Tip 19 Feedback on Assignments: Being Timely and Efficient
Tip 18 Questions and Answers -- Upside Down and Inside Out
Tip 17 "Getting into the Swing" of a Course -- Is there an Ideal Weekly Rhythm?
Tip 16 Simple Reminders about Course Beginnings
Tip 15 Audio -- Why Should I Bother?
Tip 14 Podcasting -- Taking a First Step with Audio
Tip 13 Re-shaping Learning Habits of Online Students
Tip 12 Knowing what students know and don't know
Tip 11 Virtual Presence-Again and Branching out to Audio

Spring 2006

Tip 10 Assessing Group Projects
Tip 9 Managing and Facilitating Group Projects
Tip 8 Setting Up and Structuring Groups
Tip 7 Promoting Peer Interaction and Discussion
Tip 6 Getting to Know Students Individually
Tip 5 The Role of Faculty in Discussion Boards
Tip 4 Managing and Evaluating Discussion Postings
Tip 3 Developing Great and Effective Questions
Tip 2 More on Online Discussion Experiences
Tip 1 The Importance of Interaction and “Virtual Presence” — Being There for Your Students




Revised June 3, 2013
Copyright Judith V. Boettcher, 1997-2010