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Instructor Presence: Discussion forum response strategies

Instructor Presence: Discussion forum response strategies

We talk a lot about instructor presence in online teaching and learning and take for granted that it is a good thing. (It is). Let’s unpack this concept into a set of actions that have the...

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Anatomy of a discussion forum prompt

Anatomy of a discussion forum prompt

It is not unusual for online learners to be working full-time with family obligations and other commitments. They choose learning online because it allows them to be engaged 24/7, anytime, anyplace....

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A replacement for myBrainshark

Introduction The following report (July 27, 2015) is in response to the impending closure of myBrainShark.com, a free online service for uploading a PowerPoint (PPT) presentation, adding audio to...

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Bloom’s Taxonomy: Why it matters with rich media

In the Introduction to Rich Media presentation, we saw how rich media fits into the activity design and development phase of building a course. Bloom’s Taxonomy was mentioned briefly as a...

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What skills do I need to use rich media?

You might be thinking that you need to be a technology wizard to use rich media in your course. Well, you’ll definitely need to learn some basics, but even at a novice level, you can still...

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Why use video in online instruction?

The following video provides an overview of the pedagogical case for using video in online instruction. Need a transcript? Click here It’s never been more easy to record and publish videos. But with...

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Using an external video resource in your course

Need a transcript? Click here Some course topics have an abundance of external video content available to use in your course. This guide will help you use videos in a way that will encourage...

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Recording videos of yourself on a PC

Most modern PC laptop computers with an up-to-date operating system come with built-in camera and microphone hardware. They do not, however, include a recording application to record video/sound...

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Recording videos of yourself on a Mac

All modern Mac computers with an up-to-date operating system come with built-in hardware, media applications and capabilities to record video/sound into a digital media file. Below is the hardware...

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Recording your own course and module intro videos

A course or module introduction video is more than just an interesting piece of media… It provides your learners with several benefits: It helps students to prepare to learn by gaining their...

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