Faculty Guest Blog: Building Relationships While Building Courses

April 12th, 2018|Academics|

As an undergraduate- and graduate-level business instructor, I’ve had numerous opportunities to partner with an instructional designer (ID) to create [...]

Bloom’s Taxonomy and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge

January 5th, 2018|Academics|

Have you ever wondered about the difference between Webb’s Depth of Knowledge and Bloom’s Taxonomy? If you are in the [...]

Creating Learning Communities Online

October 9th, 2017|Academics|

One of the biggest challenges for students new to online learning is the feeling of isolation that can come from [...]

Podcasting – Best Practices for Preparation of Engaging Podcasts

September 11th, 2017|Academics|

Summary: You can use podcasts to supplement or replace some of the direct instructional materials in your courses. Doing so [...]

Variety Is the Spice of Instructional Design

August 14th, 2017|Academics|

Online learning has, for the last 20 years, promised a new frontier of learning that would reshape the foundation of [...]

The Reading Issue: Get Students Reading

July 10th, 2017|Academics|

Summary In this post, I’ll talk about the problem of student reading, some reasons why students don’t read well, and [...]

So, what’s it like being a SME?

June 12th, 2017|Academics|

Here at Synergis, curriculum design is a collaborative partnership. At the heart of this partnership are instructors who serve as [...]

Recording Audio on a Mac with Quicktime Player

April 13th, 2017|Academics|

Open Quicktime Player in the Applications folder. From the File menu, click New Audio Recording. Click the dropdown arrow next [...]

Faculty Online Presence

April 10th, 2017|Academics|

The instructor’s role in the facilitation of a course is a significant factor in a student’s overall satisfaction with online [...]

Recording Audio with Windows 10 Voice Recorder

March 13th, 2017|Academics|

This is one of the most basic and easy-to-use audio recording programs available for free on computers using the Microsoft [...]