David Merrill has become one of the most influential names in instructional design theory. He has developed an extensive body of research dedicated to instructional material, and more recently instructional design and technology, including developing and co-developing several instructional design theories. He provides in this video a brief introduction to his current thoughts on web-based instructional design and discusses the importance showing rather than just telling, providing opportunities for practicing … Read More
A new integrated set of tools is now available in Blackboard for NIU faculty to request new Blackboard courses or shells. The new Blackboard Faculty Tools (BFT) replace the former Faculty Blackboard Course Utilities (FBCU) and provide a more robust and easy to use set of tools for faculty to do the following: Request a New Course in which student enrollment is automatically uploaded and refreshed daily. Request a New … Read More
Stephanie Anderson, intern with the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, provides an overview of the Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation by covering the basics of teaching and related responsibilities. Links to additional full-featured presentation formats, including text transcript, are available here.
The archive of the session entitled, “Plagiarism Prevention Using Blackboard SafeAssign is now available here. For more information about participating in upcoming online faculty development sessions offered by the NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, visit http://www.facdev.niu.edu/facdev/programs/online