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CTLD Instructional Design Media Showcase

By Tim Wright, Nate Easly III, Todd Wolfe, and Alex McDaniel Have you ever noticed the opportunities for growth when students encounter new concepts in traditional classroom settings? Or their eagerness for more interactive learning experiences during lectures? The Instructional  Design Media team in the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Design (CTLD) understands these moments […]

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Course Showcase – Principles of Chemistry

By Laura McAllister, Lindsey Schreiber, Ciara Rupert, Nate Easley III, Todd Wolfe, and Alex McDaniel In the CTLD Course Development Cycle, MSU Denver instructors work with the instructional design team to improve their courses. Instructors identify course objectives, develop learning activities, create a user-friendly course, record high-quality multimedia content, and much more. As part of […]

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Course Showcase – Foundations of Instructional Design

By Michael Rupert, Alexandra Grima, Will Austin, Sarah Creasy, Nate Easley III, Todd Wolfe, and Alex McDaniel During the fall 2023 semester, instructor Alex McDaniel and Innovative and Lifelong Learning partnered with the CTLD Instructional Design team to create “Foundations of Instructional Design,” a self-paced, online course that can be finished in 8 weeks or […]

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Course Showcase – How to Change the World

By Jennifer Whitton-Trujillo, Tim Wright, Todd Wolfe, and Alex McDaniel In the Fall 2023 development cycle, Innovative and Lifelong Learning (I&LL) and Center for Teaching, Learning and Design (CTLD) decided to use a storytelling and scenario-based approach in designing a self-paced online course to create an innovative and engaging learning experience. Our development team for […]

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Course Showcase – SOC 1300 – Asia in Global Perspective

One of our primary goals at the Center for Teaching, Learning and Design is to build courses that create engaging, interesting, and inspiring online classroom experiences for students. During our Spring 2023 development cycle, we collaborated with Dr. Ting Jiang to create a new course, Asia in Global Perspective, for their proposed new Asian Studies […]

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Course Showcase – AST 1040 – Introduction to Astronomy I – Solar System

In the CTLD Course Development Cycle, MSU Denver instructors have the opportunity to work with the instructional design team to improve their courses. Instructors identify course objectives, develop learning activities, create user-friendly courses, record high-quality multimedia content, and much more. As part of the Spring 2023 development cycle, Dr. Kamran Sahami worked with a team […]

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Course Showcase – HSP 4160- Human Trafficking

Passion and Dedication at MSU Denver At MSU Denver, instructors don’t just teach – they live and breathe the subjects they’re passionate about. Many have walked the path of their respective fields for years before stepping into the role of educators, while others remain active participants. A shining example is Dr. A.J. Alejano-Steele, who not […]

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Course Showcase – ACC 3750- International Accounting

Creating authentic learning experiences through instructor engagement and innovation “When we arrive at the outcome of a project, our effort does not ‘betray’ us simply because it is a reflection of the work we put in.” This is an old saying that highlights the importance of effort and accentuates the notion that our efforts do […]

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Instructional Media Spotlight

Overview Have you ever sat in a classroom or a Teams call that featured a presentation that was littered with gimmicky transitions and images or graphics that had nothing to do with the content? How about sitting through a 45-minute video lecture that really only had about 15 minutes worth of relevant content? As viewers, […]

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Course Showcase – SED 4100 – Including Students with Significant Support Needs

Incorporating UDL Principles At MSU Denver, we prioritize providing positive classroom experiences to all students. MSU Denver offers a variety of supports to help us create course materials that are accessible, such as content that can be ready by screen readers and videos that include closed captions. In addition to students with hearing or sight […]