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Sorry for the absence, but we are back, and ready to get back to work!  The work of Dr. David Merril for instructional designers is crucial in forming an understanding of what makes instruction work and how to be sure that what we build and design in instruction will translate and be valuable to the learner and practitioners. His work is equally important to virtual instructors because the more that you understand how a course is designed, the more empowered that you are to facilitate it and add the value of your experience to it and impact the students as they progress through the course. Join Dr. Tim Stafford of St. Thomas University as he starts a 6 part series on David Merrill's First Principles of Instruction. Links from the Show: Article: Merrill (2002) First Principles of Instruction Book: First Principles Revised - AECT --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
Join Dr. Tim Stafford of St. Thomas University as he "opens his toolbox," as a virtual instructor and talks about the 7 important tools that you need to be a successful virtual instructor. There are many different kinds of tools out there, and many of them do a great job, so you need to have them in your toolbox as you continue to teach in a virtual environment. You don't want to miss this episode.  Show notes: Infographic: 7 must-have Tools for the virtual instructor --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
We are back!  Join Dr. Tim Stafford from the MS in ID&T program at St. Thomas University as he kicks off the 2021-2022 season with the first episode of Season 2 - the 4 Cs of Value-added feedback. We have reengineered this episode to be better, shorter, and more impactful so take a listen and see what you think.   In online learning, providing feedback is a critical component of the job of a virtual instructor. Students do not interact the same with instructors and peers in online and digital environments, so feedback becomes an important voice and tool in the process, and so this episode goes into greater detail of how to give great feedback that will give value to your learners regardless of your industry or type of digital learning environment.  Thanks for listening! Show Products: Click here to download the Infographic that does along with this episode.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
Join Dr. Tim Stafford from St. Thomas University as he wraps up the podcast year with:  Stats and thanks yous - Click Here to see our Spotify stats for the year Future plans for the podcast and beyond A short proposal of looking at 2020 through the lens of transformation and not just an evolution.  2020 has been difficult but has given us so much opportunity, and we cannot thank you all enough for all of your support, emails, encouragement, downloads, and most of all, thank you for being rockstar virtual instructors, and instructional designers.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May 2021 find transformational success for you and your loved ones as we transition into the world of "next year. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
In this episode, Dr. Timothy M. Stafford of St. Thomas University continues with Part 2 of his three-part discussion of David Thornburg's incredibly insightful book, Campfires in Cyberspace. Dr. Stafford explores the application nature of Marshall McLuhan's framework about the implications of technology called the Tetrad. There are insightful discussions here about the impact of technology for enhancement, obsolescence, reversal, and rekindling and attempts to look at all of these things through a lens of education and educational technology. Join us for some thought-provoking ideas.  Resources/Sponsors: Episode Sponsor: SendFox - email newsletters a now easier than ever! Transcript for the show Fireflies.ai - Zoom transcription and more JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST - Get great resources and information delivered right to your email! I only send the best stuff! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
In his incredibly insightful book, Campfires in Cyberspace, David Thornburg explores and revisits Marshall McLuhan's framework about the applicational implications of technology called the Tetrad. In this episode, Dr. Timothy M. Stafford from St. Thomas University begins a three-part series in Thornburg's work published in 1996 about the impact of technology on education and the needs of humans for the learning process. Join us for some thought-provoking ideas. Also, be sure to download the transcript from this episode thanks to fireflies.ai.  Resources/Sponsors: Episode Sponsor: SendFox - email newsletters a now easier than ever! Transcript for the show Fireflies.ai - Zoom transcription and more JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST - Get great resources and information delivered right to your email! I only send the best stuff! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
Join Tim Stafford of St. Thomas University as he  interviews Mark Stafford of Ablaze Media a graphic design and marketing firm out of Arizona who has worked with a wide array of clients to produce a wide scope of digital marketing and print media products.  Mark discusses how to approach making graphics for digital instructor and also how to get the most out of a graphic designer so that your graphics look great and are effective in relaying your message, without breaking the bank. This is a power packed show and so you don't want to miss it! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
Join Dr. Tim Stafford from St. Thomas University as he talks to one of his STU colleagues, Dr. Vern Czelusniak, Program Director for online EdD programming at STU and author of GED to PhD; Reaching Higher!. They discuss Dr. C's inspirational journey, COVID-19 and the impact that it has had on the students and faculty of STU.  Dr. C also talks openly about how the university has positioned itself to be able to serve digital educators in the near and distant future. There are a lot of exciting things happening at STU in educational leadership, digital instruction, and instructional design and technology, so that the graduates of St. Thomas can become leaders for life, and reach their limitless potential! Don't miss this short and powerful interview! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
In this episode, Dr. Tim Stafford from St. Thomas University interviews Nic Finelli of Blended Tech Learning.  Nic is a recognized expert in digital learning, professional learning, and technology integration consulting and training, and has been contracted by various tech companies (including Apple, Microsoft, and Google) to work on their behalf to provide training, support, and work for internal projects to help their education initiatives all over the United States. His expertise and work has allowed him to see first-hand and impact how all types of public and private schools and districts integrate technology for teaching and learning. On this episode we discuss strategies for technological integration for the following digital instruction applications: Remote instruction: Tools that make working remotely easier and how to create realistic workflows for remote instruction: Maybe even some tools that work with the LMS's Student Engagement: Tools and tips to help digital instructor engage with their students and keep their students engaged with them and each other. Evaluation: Tools and tops on evaluating digital deliverables and some great ideas and tips about making the administrative job of digital instruction smooth and seamless. Nic gives valuable insight into the foundational roles of different technologies and how to put the right toolbox together for your digital instruction needs. Don't miss this episode. SHOW NOTES Click on this link for the show notes for this episode. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
Susan M. Bearden CETL is the Chief Innovation Officer for the Consortium for School Networking (COSN). With over 12 years of experience, she has championed the adoption of a number of innovative classroom technologies, including BYOD, Google Apps for Education, social media in the classroom, iPads, Chromebooks, and Makerspaces. In 2015, she received the ISTE “Making IT Happen” award from the Florida Society for Technology in Education. In 2014, Bearden received the Bammy Award for School Technologist of the Year (www.bammyawards.org) and was also a finalist in the category of Education Talk Show Host.   She has authored a great book called Digital Citizenship: A community-based approach and on this episode, we talk about what it means to be a good digital citizen, resources for teaching digital citizenship and how a community-based approach is the best way for all of us to strengthen the integrity of our digital footprints and keep our families, schools, employees and other stakeholders safe while using the most powerful digital tools for knowledge and learning, the world wide web and some of the greatest communication tools ever designed, the social media.   This is a great interview and has a host of ideas for any digital instructor on any educational level. Don't miss this episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
In this episode, join Dr. Timothy M. Stafford from St. Thomas University as he discusses social constructivism and its approach to areas of education like reality, knowledge, and learning. These principles become part of the foundational fabric of social learning, digital education, digital instruction, and instructional design for online learning. This episode is full of things to really consider as you continue to move forward as a digital instructor using digital educational spaces and designing courses for those spaces and students.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
S1E6: On A Desert Island with Your Students - Navigating Remote and Online Learning in and Beyond a Crisis Navigating remote and online learning due to the COVID-19 Curveball is tricky and there are many dilemmas that digital instructors are facing. Ther are also many decisions that are going to need to be made about the future of education and the evolution that is taking place. Join Dr. Tim Stafford from St. Thomas University as he discusses these issues and looks at how to begin to make decisions about the future "new normal," that education will take on post-COVID-19. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
The COVID-19 curveball has come across the plate and many instructors have become digital instructors by assignment. Join Dr. Tim Stafford from St. Thomas University as he talks about five principles that every digital instructor including those who are new to destruction by assignment can apply to their digital instruction to become rockstars in online learning. For more information about getting your school online - Download Dr. Tim's new e-guide for schools at www.thecovid19curveball.com  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
Join Dr. Tim Stafford, Program Director for the MS in Instructional Design and Technology program at St. Thomas University, as he talks about resourcing students in digital environments, and using tools like Wakelet, to build communities and collegiality between digital instructors and their students. As promised in the podcast, here is a link to Dr. Tim's Wakelet collections.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
If you are concerned about being an effective digital instructor, and you are worried about your ability to keep moving forward, it might be time to shift your mindset in your digital role. Join Dr. Tim Stafford, of St. Thomas University as he details the three things that make the most impact as a digital instructor: Unfettered Access, Purposeful Engagement, and Leveraging of Humanity.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
Join Dr. Tim Stafford of St. Thomas University as he talks about the foundations of digital literacy and its impact in the instructional space. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
Meet Dr Tim Stafford of St. Thomas University. He introduces the podcast and also the discussion of education, instruction. And instructional design in digital spaces. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
After taking a bit of a hiatus, we will be back with new episodes starting August 24, 2021. We are excited to share more information with you about becoming a "Rockstar" virtual instructor. Talk to you soon - Literally! Dr. Tim Stafford --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
Join us this week as Timothy M. Stafford, Ph.D. from St. Thomas University's MS in Instructional Design and Technology program talks about how to connect the major concepts of the 3 Word Rebellion by Michelle A. Mazur, Ph.D. right now to any course that you are tor will be eaching.  This incredible book written for any thought leader who is looking to get their message out to those that could be compelled to start a movement will take you through a journey fo discovery, brevity, and the power of a short message designed to make an impact and spark a movement.  What would happen if we could apply this to every course that we taught or designed? These are some of the ideas, thoughts, and questions that Tim tackles in this episode. Don't miss it! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
Join Dr. Timothy M. Stafford from St. Thomas University as he looks at self-directed learning and the roles and responsibilities of the instructor and learner in digital (online) education. He also talks about one particular application of these responsibilities to the discussions within a course. You don't want to miss these ideas and practical applications.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevirtualinstructor/support
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