Lecturing vs Active Learning: Danger of Dichotomous Thinking in Education

Lecturing vs. Active Learning. Consider yourself lucky if you have not yet been pulled into the conversations comparing lecturing and active learning, and one colleague has approached you asking your opinion. Let's analyze this comparison in detail and talk about the danger of dichotomous thinking in education. Lecturing: one of many teaching strategies employed during … Continue reading Lecturing vs Active Learning: Danger of Dichotomous Thinking in Education

Instructional Design is not Multimedia Design, Online Course Design or Content Development.

After having a recent conversation on Linkedin with some colleagues, I felt obligated to write this article to provide my point of view on the instructional design since I am seeing an ongoing reductionist approach on instructional design. What is instructional design? It is an interdisciplinary field which many fellows join from different professions to … Continue reading Instructional Design is not Multimedia Design, Online Course Design or Content Development.

The Unrecognized Part of the Teaching Iceberg and Its Implications

  Tell me if this sounds familiar. Professor Rodriguez, a seasoned faculty member, and Professor Ko, a first-time instructor, both have the same view. They believe a quality course means that the end-of-course student evaluations and the teaching performance evaluations from peer observations are fantastic. Their instructional designer talks about their courses as great examples … Continue reading The Unrecognized Part of the Teaching Iceberg and Its Implications