Lesson Planning: References

Lesson Planning Component 3: Creating a Positive Learning Environment
Adeniran, R., & Smith-Glasgow, M. (2010). Creating and promoting a positive learning
environment among culturally diverse nurses and students. Creative Nursing, 16(2), 53-58.
Lesson Planning Component 4: Motivational Techniques
Lei, S. A. (2010). Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation: evaluating benefits and drawbacks from
college instructors’ perspectives. Journal Of Instructional Psychology, 37(2), 153-160.
Lesson Planning Component 5: Assessment
Vonderwell, S., & Boboc, M. (2013). Promoting formative assessment in online teaching and
learning. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 57(4), 22-27.
doi:10.1007/s11528- 013-0673-x
Lesson Planning Component 6: Instructional Strategies
Ruey, S. (2010). A case study of constructivist instructional strategies for adult online learning.
British Journal Of Educational Technology, 41(5), 706-720. doi:10.1111/j.1467-
Lesson Planning Component 8: Planning
Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction. (n.d.). Retrieved March 22, 2015, from
http://citt.ufl.edu/tools/gagnes-9-events-of-instruction/ outubeetc.).

A New Twist to Teaching Online: Considering Learners’ Emotions

Interesting article to consider how emotions can impact learning. I like the model they have presented it is a great visual.

Online Learning Insights

girl_thinkingThe idea of considering students’ emotions in context of online or blended learning may seem absurd. There are numerous factors instructors consider when teaching online that would seem to take priority over students’ emotional state. Yet a recently published paper “Measuring and Understanding Learner Emotions: Evidence and Prospects” reveals that feelings of learners—their emotions can impact learning in online and blended environments, specifically motivation, self-regulation and academic achievement (Rienties & Rivers, 2014).  I share with readers in this post the concept of ’emotional presence’, what it means for instructors teaching online, and how instructors can address learners’ emotions in their online courses.

The idea of emotional presence builds on the Community of Inquiry (CoI) model. The model provides educators and course designers with a framework to address factors unique to learning online within three dimensions: 1) social presence: where students project their personal characteristics within the online community that position them as ‘real’ people, 2) teaching presence: where the instructor directs the learning process such that students’…

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Philosophy of Adult Education Inventory


This is the Philosophy of Adult Education Inventory, originally developed and documented by Lorraine M. Zinn. There are 15 items in this inventory, each beginning with an incomplete sentence followed by five options that might complete the sentence. To respond to the inventory question, read each possible completion for the question and then select the number which most closely represents how you feel about that specific item. The scale ranges from Strongly Disagree with a rating of 1, to Strongly Agree with a rating of 7.