Choose Your Own Adventure

Written by the Instructional Design Team

 Choose Your Own Adventure. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? During one of our recent “Best Practices” sessions,  Dr.  Matthew Dodd, assistant professor in the Duncum Center for Conflict Resolution demonstrated a teaching approach he has used successfully in his online courses.   He uses video to create scenarios for his students to view, explore, create-the-right-ending, and other ways to engage his students in learning.

 

These videos can then be used integrate theory, practice, and other application of conflict principles in professional and personal situations.  Dr. Dodd is one of ACU’s online teaching guru’s and has recently published this, and another practice, in the highly acclaimed University of Central Florida’s peer reviewed Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR).

Matthew Dodd (2014). Use branching videos to engage students. In K. Thompson and B. Chen (Eds.), Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository. Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida Center for Distributed Learning.

Matthew Dodd (2014). Engage adult learners with course-long role play. In K. Thompson and B. Chen (Eds.), Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository. Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida Center for Distributed Learning.

 

The Adams Center would like to thank Dr. Dodd for sharing his expertise.  To gain further insights from Dr. Dodd, email him at: mjd95o@acu.edu.