I recently enrolled in an online doctoral program and now find myself in the role of an online student and not just an online instructor. I have learned so much from being on the “other side of the screen.” Here are five essential things to consider as you build successful online learning opportunities for your students.
This anecdotal survey of what students what from their online teachers makes simple sense.
Creating Authentic and Explanatory Videos
By Bonni Stachowiak February 20, 2017 L
In this past week’s episode with Steven Michels, we both spoke about the importance of allowing for more authenticity in videos we create for class. I shared about the time I sneezed during one of my pencasts and how funny the students found it.
Explanatory video is a powerful tool for online teaching. Learn more about it.
The Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit (TOPkit) website is a comprehensive resource that provides the postsecondary community with the essential elements required to ensure a very high quality online faculty development program, including a sample course that may be imported into any learning management system and then customized. The links below walk you through a three-step process for planning, developing, and evaluating your program along with supporting resources.
There is a lot of combined wisdom coming out of Florida. Indeed Florida educators have been pioneers in this field. The TopKit site provides quality resources and an active community of practice.
Videos can be a great way to deliver content learning to students. But how do you leverage video instruction to maximize learning? After all, school isn’t the movies.
The author makes a great point: encouraging students to take notes while watching a video is pushing them toward inefficient multi-tasking. Better to build in a pause with a thought provoking question!
Marie Norman, PhD “…there are a number of small mistakes that can shorten the shelf-life of video unnecessarily, limit its reusability, and compel you to re-record sooner than you’d like. I know because I’ve made virtually all these mistakes myself!
Creating ‘Evergreen Video’ is the idea. Marier Norman offers find advice that will extend the life of our video presentations. Time Saver! Don’t miss it!
Developing critical listening and speaking skills is an essential element of a student’s higher-education experience. However, verbally presenting one’s ideas and listening to contributions made by student peers are not typical experiences for online students, as most activities in online classes consist of reading and writing. As online course offerings increase, institutions have an obligation to ensure faculty are empowered to teach with tools that enable students to learn out loud. These tools and the content created with them must be accessible to all learners, including those who are hard of hearing and have vision impairments.
Online teachers who use audio and video to connect with their students get better results. Asking your students to use audio and video tools to express their understanding dials up the dynamics of online teaching. Don’t let accessibility concerns stop you! Go for it.
As we continue our ongoing series focused on the flipped classroom in higher education, it’s time to tackle another frequently asked question: “How can I flip a large class?”
These strategies work in a large lecture hall or in a traditional small classroom. Take a look!