Steven Cain

Instructional Design Tech Specialist
Teaching and Learning Center
HLH 014 B
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405
(402) 472-4349
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MA in Teacher Learning & Teacher Education and a Bachelor of Journalism in News-Editorial and Broadcasting
Areas of Expertise
  • Feedback Culture
  • Inclusive Teaching
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Accessibility
CliftonStrengths ®
  • Futuristic
  • Relator
  • Responsibility
  • Maximizer
  • Arranger


Blog Posts


  • Feedback Culture: Making it Work
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, December 2019
    • NU Innovation in Pedagogy & Technology Symposium, May 2020
  • Level Up Your Canvas Designs: HTML and Content-Management Hacks
    • NU Innovation in Pedagogy & Technology Symposium, May 2019
  • Creating and Using Rubrics and Outcomes in Canvas
    • University of Nebraska College of Business, September 2018
  • Finding Efficiencies in Canvas Grading
    • University of Nebraska College of Business, April 2018
    • University of Nebraska, December 2018
  • Using Classroom Spaces Effectively: Active Learning in Varied Spaces
    • University of Nebraska College of Business, October 2017
  • Cooperative Learning Through Canvas Peer Review
    • University of Nebraska, June 2017
  • Collaborative & Evolutionary Course Design
    • NU Innovation in Pedagogy & Technology Symposium, May 2017

Summer Institute for Online Teaching, Coordinator, 2018-Present

By the end of this course, participants are able to:

  • Use principles of instructional design and nationally-recognized quality standards to evaluate, design, or redesign online courses.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legal issues surrounding online courses including academic integrity, course material accessibility, copyright considerations, and other university resources and policies.
  • Create authentic assessments of learning that appropriately align with course learning objectives.
  • Apply research-based principles of instruction to create learner-centered, interactive, online learning activities that promote student success.
  • Establish an effective online instructional persona that is present throughout the course and fosters a sense of collaborative community among learners.
  • Develop strategies for managing time, communication, and instructor/student roles in online courses.