Interactive Classroom Ideas (to save your students from more lectures)

The Lecture Doth Persist Lectures, either in-class or by video, have their place in education but still too lofty a place. If they are too long they can become a waste of time and the format itself kills student interaction. Why do we persist in the lecture as primary means of teaching when research suggests there…

How to Record Videos directly into Canvas as Assignments (Plus setup for Instructors)

Use the following steps if you want students to record a video assignment directly into Canvas. Students should be able to do this with any webcam enabled computer or smart phone. 1. For instructors only: Create an assignment with the Submission as Online -> Media Recordings (Need help creating an assignment? Click Here for instructions ) 2. Then the…

Workshops and Highlights from DevLearn 2016

DevLearn is a yearly conference put on by the e-learning guild. Click here for more information. Here are a few FREE session workshop video highlights that I think are relevant and helpful to e-learning in higher education: Fifty Tips for Better Video Video Here Or just download the slides here: https://www.elearningguild.com/assets/files/61/dl16_702_pierce_presentation.pdf New Technologies that Will Change…

The 6 Best Practices of Online Learning – Minds Online / Michelle Miller

There is a high degree of overlap in online and face to face best practices. In the following presentation, I use the Six best practice for learning as outlined by Michelle Miller in the book, “Minds Online.” She draws from the following best practice lists to create a comprehensive 6 best practices that could be…

Best Sources for Public Domain and Creative Commons Pictures for your Online Presentations

As soon as a teacher moves from an in-class presentation to online cross all sorts of copyright lines. An image that a teacher “found on Google” might suffice for a PowerPoint presentation with 30 students in a room, but as soon as it is recorded, put on YouTube or an LMS, the teacher is effectively distributing copies of this image…