FACULTY PROFESSIONAL TRAINING-- PRESENTER- RUSS MEADE
Making Your Classes“ Sing, Dance, Talk and Talk Back”! Dr. Russ Meade FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR1
• A Brief Introduction- Russ Meade• Purpose of Presentation• “Standard” Asynchronous Classes• “Exemplary” Asynchronous Classes!• Why “ Interact” and Collaborate?• Meaningful Technology Examples,• Let’s Try it Ourselves!
INTRODUCTION• Russ Meade• I live in Lake Lure, NC• I love to travel and teach…..both at the same time!• My students ALWAYS come with me wherever I go!• Simply stated …a unrepentant techno Geek!
Purpose of Presentation• A fun, interactive, hands-on presentation on how to make your classes stand out from the crowd!• We will demonstrate simple Web 2.0 tools to make your classes the most interactive on the Web.• We will learn simple techniques on how to make your classes sing, dance and talk back using various, easy to use Web2.0 tools.• We will hopefully learn how to make your students love your courses so much that they will communicate daily in their own voice and with their web cams not only during class but AFTER AS WELL! “All in Only 30 Minutes?” No……only a start!
Standard Asynchronous Classes• Written lectures• Much reading in that “thing” called a textbook!• Asynchronous Discussion• Little interaction both during class and none after class!• Highly impersonal!• Finally, a bit boring at times!
Exemplary Asynchronous Classes!Let’s look at two definitions of “exemplary”:The Blackboard Exemplary Course Project recognizescourses that model best practices in course design,interaction and collaboration, assessment and evaluation,meaningful technology use, and learner support and
Why “ Interact” and Collaborate?• Adds a “personal” touch to the often impersonal environment of online;• Takes a class from the virtual to the “ real””;• Replicates the face to face environment;• Allows the student ( and the Professor) to integrate his or her personality into the class;
Meaningful TechnologyExamples• Uses technology that the student can easily comprehend.• Uses the best multimedia possible
SKYPE• Free, easy to use, one on one Video Conferencing.• Easily set up on the Discussion Board!• Allows us to be visible, immediate, proactive, and personal!
JING Jing is a new project by TechSmith !• Ability to capture Screenshots and make Screen casts. audio, and video!• Fantastic, easy to use interface for audio and videos summaries!
VOICE THREAD• Easy to use, video and audio platform that allows for YOUR creativity!• Use your microphone, web cam, or even your telephone.• Allows you to be as CREATIVE as you desire!• Students love it!
LET’S TRY IT OURSELVES!Two simple projects to complete…..it willonly take you five minutes and is funPLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF- LET’S GET TOKNOW ONE ANOTHER! andWHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON VIDEO , AUDIO,AND WEB 2.0 TOOLS IN ONLINE LEARNING? LET’S SEE AND HEAR FROM YOU!:
QUESTIONS? THOUGHTS? It is so easy to ask questions, share thoughts, and learn from each other with these great Web 2.0 tools! LET’S LEARN FROM EACH OTHER AS YOU ARE THE EXPERT! Simply:• Post a thought, question, word of wisdom on any page using your own voice, web cam, or type it in• Feel free to call me at anytime at 828-625-4744, e-mail me at email@example.com, or even better visit me here in Western NC and make your “ work trip” tax deductible!: Russ Meade