Integrating Acrobatiq into a course or curriculum offers many new opportunities for teaching and learning.
To capitalize on these opportunities, it helps to plan in advance:
- identify how the online courseware will be used,
- clarify what that means for students and instructors,
- and be prepared for the kind of adjustments that can help smooth the transition.
Different institutional contexts and goals certainly make a difference in one’s general approach to online education.
A key first step is being explicit about what goal(s) you are aiming to achieve (or problems you are aiming to address) through a new, online approach, and then reflecting on how you see Acrobatiq as enabling that new approach. To help with this, we have identified four different approaches or “models” for implementing online courseware. The four models are targeted to different issues and are best aligned to particular institutional contexts. Select a given model to review key information about its defining qualities and variations, how it impacts the student and teacher experience, suggested strategies for implementation, and benefits it confers for teaching and learning. In addition, across all possible models, we have identified common implementation touchpoints and themes from our existing clients; these are compiled as Quick Tips and General Strategies.
Students do pre-work online before class time.
Supplementing f2f instruction with some online instruction.
Practice with targeted feedback to prepare for major assessments.
Students do coursework to remedy knowledge gaps.