Quality Student Experiences
Designing for Change: Creating Transformative Online Learning Experiences
Based on research into student perceptions of online course quality and the relationship between the Community of Inquiry and Transformative Learning, this presentation demonstrates why and how to: a) create consistency in online courses; b) transition learning objectives to the method for learning rather than merely a post hoc measure of it; and c) reframe questions in assignment instructions as declarative statements to create more effective and efficient teaching and learning experiences.
create consistency in online courses
transition learning objectives to the method for learning
reframe questions in assignment instructions as declarative statements
Patrick Dempsey, Director of the Office of Digital Teaching & Learning, Loyola University Maryland
Patrick Dempsey (Ed.D, M.B.A., M.Div., M.A.), Director of the Office of Digital Teaching & Learning at Loyola University Maryland, has published and presented widely on engaging faculty in instructional design, communities of inquiry and transformative learning, and quality assurance in online courses.
Sarah Martin, Instructional Designer, Loyola University Maryland
Sarah Martin, Ph.D., Instructional designer at Loyola University Maryland and QM Peer-Reviewer, develops high-quality online learning experiences with well-knitted alignment between learning objectives, course materials and assignments.