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On Diversity and Inclusion in your MOOC Narrative

Open access is an essential aspect of MOOCs and in keeping with the openness, it is important to ensure inclusion and avoid bias or prejudice in our instructional narratives. This reduces the possibility of causing offence and avoids excluding a section of the learners. How do you maintain diversity and gender neutrality, unless you are… Continue reading On Diversity and Inclusion in your MOOC Narrative

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Storyboarding – the blueprint your course needs

Think of a house without a blueprint. How does it look? The blueprint lays out a map of your house and the design on which you can build your dream home. A storyboard does that to your course. It lays a foundation, maps out the  flow of your content, presents ideas for visual design and reduces… Continue reading Storyboarding – the blueprint your course needs

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Hello! You May Want to Address This

“In this course we will analyze the performance of financial statements and determine the financial health of a company in light of its industry and peer group.” “At the end of this course, the learner will be able to identify the appropriate type of graphic to depict the different types of content.” “This course is… Continue reading Hello! You May Want to Address This

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EXCUSE ME! Did you really mean ‘basically’?

So many of us begin our sentences with “basically.” “Basically, I wanted to wear my new shoes.” “Basically, I can’t come out this evening.” We unintentionally refer to everything as a concept; never mind if it’s a principle or even a process! Then there are some of us who find everything awesome - whether it's… Continue reading EXCUSE ME! Did you really mean ‘basically’?