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Marshall Online Learning

Our Philosophy

We feel that online learning is less about technology and more about engagement with the coursework and your professors. Marshall online courses consist of both asynchronous and synchronous course work. Asynchronous activities include presentations, moderated discussion boards, case studies, simulations, educational games, self-assessment exercises, and other online instructional content that can be completed at each student’s convenience. Synchronous, scheduled activities include live video class sessions, webinars, facilitated team meetings, one-on-one feedback sessions, and other real-time interactions. Professors are also available via regularly scheduled virtual office hours and email.

The Benefit of Instructional Designers

Instructional designers use specialized knowledge and skills to create engaging and effective learning experiences. They are experts in: learning theories, curriculum design, course development, and learning technology. Instructional designers support courses and faculty by providing best and innovative practices in online teaching pedagogy.

Instructional Designers put their expertise in practicing by doing the following:

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LEARNER-CENTERED APPROACHES

Instructional designers identify the important learning goals and outcomes, organize material, and scaffold learning.
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METHODOLOGIES

Instructional designers collaborate with faculty to determine the best methods to deliver instruction online.
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INTERACTIVITY

Instructional designers design a variety of learning interactions, lessons, and exercises that guide learners through new information and building on existing knowledge.
Video Production

MULTIMEDIA LEARNING

Instructional designers produce or oversee the production of multimedia learning materials such as podcasts, videos, asynchronous case study scenarios, etc.
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EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT

Instruction designers create assessment and evaluation activities to measure learner progress and effectiveness of course material.

The Flipped Classroom

In a traditional classroom, whether on-ground or online, a professor delivers the content to learners in some version of a lecture – with slideshows, handouts, and textbook readings – to be followed up by a homework assignment. The flipped classroom asks the students to engage with the content of the lecture before attending class. This is then followed up in class with activities focused on delving deeper into the content.

Before and Outside of Classroom - Students prepare to participate in class activities

BEFORE

Outside of Classroom: Students prepare to participate in class activities

During and Inside of Classroom: Students practice applying key concepts with feedback

DURING

Inside of Classroom: Students practice applying key concepts with feedback

After and Outside of Classroom: Students check their understanding and extend their learning

AFTER

Outside of Classroom: Students check their understanding and extend their learning