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A brief introduction to the creating better online courses for college/university instructors. First in a series of slideshows from a workshop presented by Lisa Smsuz (see me on LinkedIn: ...

A brief introduction to the creating better online courses for college/university instructors. First in a series of slideshows from a workshop presented by Lisa Smsuz (see me on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/myprofile?trk=hb_side_pro)

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  • Good Morning!
  • WARNING: This workshop will be a CONVERSATION not a LECTURE. Audience Participation is REQUIRED.
  • I Ice Breakers View slide
  • What is your name? What on-line class are you creating? Answer the following multiple choice question: Imagine you have some great news to share with friends, how do you tell them about it? A) Write them a note B) Write them an email C) Send out a Tweet View slide
  • What do you EXPECT to learn here?
  • Technology ≠ Teaching
  • Teaching + Technology
  • Content Design Tools What Why How you you you say say it say it
  • Practice what you preach? Pay attention to both the content and the form This workshop series models the techniques and tools discussed.
  • For example, in this module, I: Talk to you before trying to teach you anything. Use images to illustrate concepts. Talk to you directly instead of using abstract language. Use simple language and short sentences. (Lots of Words ≠ Lots of Learning) Attempt to incorporate humor (with mixed results). Combine video, text, images, and live discussion/lecture. Give you a map of what you will learn, before we begin.
  • More importantly, I did NOT: Use a PowerPoint Template (boring!) Inundate you with text. Tell you EVERYTHING I know in one presentation. Use lots of animations and snazzy transitions. Feel compelled to create EVERYTHING myself. (more on this “open source” content concept this afternoon) Try to dazzle you with technology. (Maybe tomorrow … )
  • CONTENT & DESIGN: Morning “What Should I do?” Menu Where are you at now? Make sure everyone is welcome in your class. The “P-word” Designing for online
  • CONTENT & DESIGN: “How do I do it?” Afternoon Menu Where to find content: It’s not plagiarism, It’s “Open Source” How to write content that your students will actually read. Q&A
  • Technology ≠ Teaching BUT …
  • TOOLS: Morning “What Should I do?” Menu What is Web 2.0? Overview of Tools Blogs, Vlogs, Wikis and other things you can’t pronounce. Is it weird in here, or is it just me? Using Virtual Worlds
  • TOOLS: “How do I do it?” Afternoon Menu It’s all about you! WORKSHOP TO IMPLEMENT Q&A