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Using Zoom is a great way to interact with my students. Online learning can often feel isolating for my students and me. I used to worry that I wouldn’t be able to achieve the same relationships with my distance students as I do with my face to face students. However, once I started incorporating Zoom, I found many ways to form bonds with my s…[Read more]
For both my synchronous and asynchronous courses, I plan the entire semester ahead of time. For example, I know in August what we’re doing in November (what readings will be assigned, what lectures will be covered in class, when things will be due, etc.). I know this isn’t possible for a lot of courses, but I’ve found that it’s extremely benefic…[Read more]
I’m kind of a geek….and a cheap geek at that. If I can do something for free I will. I build my own desktops, run primarily Linux instead of Windows, and don’t do Macs. For recording lectures and demos I use primarily Loom, a free Chrome extension. It’s easy to use, runs in the browser instead of downloading software, and records video…[Read more]
For years, CLT recommended small (~7-minute) bits of information. That’s not always practical in all fields, but smaller chunks matter! I finally broke my course content down into approximately daily topics. This also helps if you’re recording videos for asynchronous delivery: longer videos take a lot of time to render, and nobody wants to watch a…[Read more]
I use the built-in tools in Powerpoint, and have it record video from my webcam simultaenously with audio from the mic. One of the “best practices” that I’ve seen for online courses suggested that being able to see the professor is important, and helps build connection with the instructor (and course material). Beyond that, it allows students to…[Read more]
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