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  • Time Saving Tips When Teaching Online
  • Jim MarteneyDistance Education Trainer
  • Teaching OnlineTakes Time
  • The RightTools Save Time
  • Get aLaptop
  • Or an iPad
  • or, aniPhone
  • MOBILE DEVICES Defined by Penn State University
  • MOBILE DEVICES Defined by Penn State UniversityA Device That Is:
  • MOBILE DEVICES Defined by Penn State UniversityA Device That Is: Portable
  • MOBILE DEVICES Defined by Penn State UniversityA Device That Is: Portable Always On
  • MOBILE DEVICES Defined by Penn State UniversityA Device That Is: Portable Always On Always Connected
  • INTRODUCING
  • INTRODUCING
  • IPHONE ICON
  • IPHONE ICON
  • YOUR LOGIN SCREEN
  • YOUR LOGIN SCREEN
  • LIST YOUR CLASSES
  • But,If you prefer using a desktop computer
  • Use MultipleComputer Screens
  • Use MultipleComputer Screens
  • Use MultipleComputer Screens With Two Browsers
  • If two is good.....
  • If two is good.....
  • Why stop there?
  • Why stop there?
  • Strategies: To savetime during the semester
  • Key:Do as muchas you can ahead of time!
  • Key: Answer Questionsbefore they’re asked
  • BeginsBefore theClass Starts
  • Send aWelcome Letter
  • Create Complete Syllabus You run your class, it doesn’t run you! You run your class, it doesn’t run you! Let them know what you expect of them. Let them know what they can expect of
  • Spread Out Introduction to SyllabusTypical syllabus of today
  • Spread Out Introduction to SyllabusTypical syllabus of today
  • Be MoreSpecific in yourModules
  • Remind Them Again
  • Use Your Course Map
  • AutomateEverything
  • AutomateEverything Modules
  • AutomateEverything ModulesDiscussions
  • AutomateEverything ModulesDiscussionsAssignments
  • AutomateEverything Modules Discussions AssignmentsAnnouncements
  • Over WriteInstructions
  • Over WriteInstructionsWe cannot clean uponline as easily as we can in class.
  • Over Write Instructions We cannot clean up online as easily as we can in class. So guess whatquestions will be asked.
  • Create Grading Rubrics
  • Post Discussion Netiquette Ground Rules Be constructive and productive Do not gripe or whine Ask questions Contribute replies Expect to be misunderstood Dont take things personally Be supportive Have BIG FUN!
  • During ClassStrategies
  • First Week of ClassIntroduce Students to How You Will Teach Your ClassFocus on How the Class Works Have Students Try The Class Features Build Trust and Community
  • Organize Discussions for QuestionsSpecific Discussions for Students Discussions for AssignmentsDiscussions for T.A.s
  • PreviewEach Week
  • ReviewEach Week
  • Remember:The more times a student can “bump” into information, the better.
  • Keep Track ofRepeating QuestionsKeep Track ofProblems andWays to improve
  • Use the Bookmark Feature
  • Use the Bookmark Feature
  • ReduceRedundantQuestions
  • Dedicated Question Discussion Board Use Students toAnswer Questions Builds Learning Community
  • Online Office HoursBy Using TheChat Function
  • Can Stagger Times
  • Can Stagger TimesCan focus on a class topic
  • Can Stagger TimesCan focus on a class topicDon’t Feel Bad If No One Shows Up
  • Use Announcements Change Announcements Often Make them Friendly Target Announcements to Specific Groups
  • ClearGradingCriteria
  • Use Grading Shortcuts
  • It is OK toReuse Good Answers
  • Keep LastClass Active
  • Remember:Be Nice and Be Patient.What is clear toyou may not beclear to others.
  • Remember: There will be less and less problems themore you teach your class.
  • Above AllEnjoy your classes
  • Thank You