Acrobat Accessibility Webinars

Creating PDF documents in a way that make them accessible is important to ensure all students are able to consume course content no matter their ability. Adobe has scheduled multiple webinars focusing on how to remediate PDF accessibility issues. Register for each of the events listed below on the Adobe Acrobat DC Upcoming Events site. …

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Online Student Recreation: eSports @ Ferris

Would you be surprised to know that Ferris State University has multiple eSports teams? Over 100 students self-organize, practice, and play competitive matches against students at other universities. There are pre-seasons, tournaments, qualifiers, scholarships, playoffs, coaches, stadiums, millions of dollars in scholarships, and matches broadcast online constantly. Currently, Ferris State University has seven competitive teams …

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Reincarnation: Breathe Life into A Dead Online Course Using Video

Engaging students in online courses happens by design, not by chance.  The Community of Inquiry (CoI) model asserts that social presence is not only important (Garrison, Anderson & Archer, 2000), but that “there are things the instructor can do to help design for and elicit social presence through teaching presence” (Lowenthal & Mulder, 2017). Using …

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Everybody in the Boat!

Design a course for ALL learner needs In today’s world, people have different backgrounds, cultures and learning needs, from all age groups and genders. Yet to move a whole group from one place to another, everyone needs to get in the boat. In education, we must get everyone in the boat to move them all …

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Feedback loop de loops

Written by Andrew Peterson Education can learn a lot from game design and development. Let's talk about feedback for a moment. Oftentimes when I'm feeling silly, I like to imagine a game that is designed to give feedback like a poorly designed or facilitated course. Allow the player to do anything in the game, and …

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Trends in eLearning

~written by Amy Greene, Executive Director of Online Learning Many exciting things are happening in eLearning at Ferris State University and beyond. First, we are excited to introduce the newest member of our team, Kelley Senkowski. Kelley is a part-time Online Design Consultant who will split her time between main campus and our Grand Rapids …

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