Janene McMahan

Go back to your happy place

As an instructional designer, I help faculty with their courses. The faculty member is the content expert; I’m a support person. I want to help them make the course easy to navigate, engaging to the student—learning can be fun—and, whenever possible, inspire or remind the teacher why he or she ٩◔‿◔۶

Week three ‘school at home’

I’ve joked a bit about being a brand new homeschooling mom. However, that’s not really what is happening. ICS, Immaculate Conception School, in Fairbanks where my son is in first grade is doing an AMAZING job of providing resources, a layout of what is due each day of every week ٩◔‿◔۶

Restructuring Course Content and Delivery for Online Students

Joanne Healy1 and Janene McMahan21College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics2eCampusUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks, United States Abstract Primary school children who were invited, inspired and excited about working with robots in their classroom changed teaching expectations for special education teacher candidates (Roscorla, 2016). If six-year old students were coding robots pre-service ٩◔‿◔۶

Love Your Data

I’ve been a data geek for quite some time. Right now you cannot see it on my site so much because I have not been explicit about it. However, I will be filling in how data and I have been happily intertwined over the years. At UAF in 1993 I ٩◔‿◔۶

One perspective on Quality Matters course certifications

We embraced Quality Matters (QM) as a framework for continuous improvement of online and blended courses just over four years ago. To get a faculty perspective I reached out to Gary Copus, professor emeritus, and asked him to share any highlights, benefits or challenges experienced as part of certifying three ٩◔‿◔۶

Give a little php Love

As it turns out, every semester the list of course CRNs (identifying numbers) needs updating. That way the list of eCampus courses that have the 25% discount for OEC/CERT will show up properly. The small down arrow with text shows up and the tuition amount is listed as lower. Here’s an ٩◔‿◔۶

Digging Into Learner-Centered

Examining How Learner-Centered Professional Development Influences Teachers’ Espoused and Enacted Practices Polly & Hannafin write extremely well. There are select items I particularly like about this article: the layout is clear, the type setting is much better than most I’ve seen. Of course this could be due to the Journal ٩◔‿◔۶

OLC Accelerate 2019

Excited to announce I’ve been accepted as a presenter at the 25th annual OLC conference Embracing And Teaching Accessibility Date: Thursday, November 21st Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5 Lead Presenter: Janene McMahan (University of Alaska – Fairbanks) Co-presenter: Joanne Healy (University of Alaska Fairbanks) Track: Tools and Technologies Location: Northern Hemisphere ٩◔‿◔۶