Episode 23: Talking Online Teaching and Learning with Dr. Karen Adsit

Episode 23: May 21, 2014

In this episode I interview Dr. Karen Adsit who is Assistant Provost and professor of  Teaching and Learning at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga . Dr. Adsit discusses online teaching and learning and the challenges students and instructors face. Dr. Adsit provides a number of great pieces of advice about teaching and learning in an online environment. I especially like her advice for instructors who are new to online. You will find this advice near the end of the interview.

To find out more about Dr. Adsit, visit http://www.utc.edu/walker-center-teaching-learning/profiles/knx834.php

Episode 18: Talking Heuristics and Web-based Instructional Design with Dr. Herb Fiester

Episode 18: March 6, 2014

In this episode, I interview Dr. Herb Fiester who is an assistant professor at Valdosta State University (http://www.valdosta.edu) in the Curriculum, Leadership, and Technology Department. Dr. Fiester shares his research on heuristics: specifically how experienced instructional designers use heuristics to create Web-based instruction. Dr. Fiester begins the interview by providing a definition of what a heuristic is. Dr. Fiester also describes the Web-based instructional design theory that was created as a result of examining the heuristic task analysis he conducted during his research. He provides some excellent insights into how heuristics are developed and used.

The title of Dr. Fiester’s dissertation is Using Heuristic Task Analysis to Create Web-based Instructional Design Theory.