Making Your Classes“ Sing, Dance, Talk               and Talk Back”!              Dr. Russ Meade1
Introduction                  Dr. Russ Meade    •   Faculty Member- Limestone College    •   Online Instructor/Faculty Tra...
“All in Only One Hour?” No……a    start!     A fun, interactive, hands-on presentation on how to make your     classes stan...
Modes of Educational    Delivery    • Synchronous        Takes place in real time.    •   Asynchronous        Takes place ...
Standard Synchronous Class    •   Real Time lectures    •   Real Time questions    •   Active Debate    •   Professor- Stu...
Standard Asynchronous Class    • Written lectures    • Much reading    • Asynchronous Discussion    • Little interaction b...
Exemplary Seated and Online    Classes!    •   Dynamic presentations!    •   Incorporation of multimedia!    •   Expert gu...
Exemplary Online Classes!         Exemplary Course Project    “The BB/WebCT Exemplary Course Project    recognizes courses...
Meaningful Technology    •   Uses technology that the student can        easily comprehend.    •   Uses the best multimedi...
Interaction and     Collaboration     • Interaction via the Discussion Board in the       class.     • Interaction “ after...
Why “ Interact” and     Collaborate?     •   Adds a “personal” touch to the impersonal environment of online;     •   Take...
How to interact and collaborate     Online     It’s SIMPLE!12
Today’s Tools for Interaction andCollaboration!     • Blogs                                 •   Pod Casting     • Wiki    ...
More Multimedia!     •   Impatica for PowerPoint         Converts PowerPoint files into a compressed format optimized for ...
Thank You!          For more information:          E-mail : rmeade@limestone.edu          Call After Conference: 828-625-4...
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Making Your Classes, Sing, Dance, Talk, and Talk Back!

  1. 1. Making Your Classes“ Sing, Dance, Talk and Talk Back”! Dr. Russ Meade1
  2. 2. Introduction Dr. Russ Meade • Faculty Member- Limestone College • Online Instructor/Faculty Trainer • TOTAL GEEK!2
  3. 3. “All in Only One Hour?” No……a start! A fun, interactive, hands-on presentation on how to make your classes stand out from the crowd! We will demonstrate Blackboard and BB/Web CT tools to make your classes the most interactive on the Web. Learn simple techniques on how to make your classes sing, dance and talk back using various multimedia. Learn how to make your students love your courses so much they will stay after class is over to learn more! Topics: Multimedia Tools This session refers to this product(s): Blackboard Learning System – CE Enterprise License (Formerly WebCT Campus Edition – Institution), Session Applicable to Users of All Products3
  4. 4. Modes of Educational Delivery • Synchronous Takes place in real time. • Asynchronous Takes place with time delay (time shift) and while the trainer and learner are physically separated from each other (place shift). • Blended Virtual and physical resources. Examples include combinations of technology-based materials and traditional print materials.4
  5. 5. Standard Synchronous Class • Real Time lectures • Real Time questions • Active Debate • Professor- Student interaction • Student-Student interaction5
  6. 6. Standard Asynchronous Class • Written lectures • Much reading • Asynchronous Discussion • Little interaction both on Web Ct and after • Highly impersonal • A bit boring at times!6
  7. 7. Exemplary Seated and Online Classes! • Dynamic presentations! • Incorporation of multimedia! • Expert guest lectures! • Timely feedback! • Real Time Interactivity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!7
  8. 8. Exemplary Online Classes! Exemplary Course Project “The BB/WebCT Exemplary Course Project recognizes courses that model best practices in course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment and evaluation, meaningful technology use, and learner support. “8
  9. 9. Meaningful Technology • Uses technology that the student can easily comprehend. • Uses the best multimedia possible9
  10. 10. Interaction and Collaboration • Interaction via the Discussion Board in the class. • Interaction “ after” the class! • Interaction by one human to another in one’s own voice!10
  11. 11. Why “ Interact” and Collaborate? • Adds a “personal” touch to the 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;11
  12. 12. How to interact and collaborate Online It’s SIMPLE!12
  13. 13. Today’s Tools for Interaction andCollaboration! • Blogs • Pod Casting • Wiki • Video Blogging • Folksonomies(collaboratively • Web Casting generated, open-ended labels that categorize content , i.e. tags, web pages) • Virtual Worlds • IM’S-Video and Audio • Educational Gaming • Voice over IP • Holograms (Internet Protocol • “Google jockeying” (students search for relevant materials to a presentation and simultaneously display the materials in the physical class )13
  14. 14. More Multimedia! • Impatica for PowerPoint Converts PowerPoint files into a compressed format optimized for streaming over the Internet. Tutorial Document Use the Impatica software on computers in BTC 1052. • Respondus is a powerful tool for creating Blackboard tests/quizzes and or question pools. Use the Respondus software on the instructor workstation in BTC 1035 (Distance Learning Office). • HVCC Instructional Media Center Provides e-Reserves and media resources to faculty and staff with a 5,000 title media collection. HVCC United Streaming Faculty Guide • Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) Links to online learning materials along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments • MITs Open Courseware O pen educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners providing access to some MIT course materials. • 701 e-Learning Tips by Elliot Masie of The Masie Center A 147 page online book for instructors and free to use and distribute • Google Scholar Search Searches for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical The Internet Public Library (IPL) Learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information • MetaText Digital TextBooks Pedagogical Web-based platform for college and university courses • Turnitin Identifies papers containing unoriginal material and acts as a powerful deterrent • Inspiration Diagrams and outlines environments to help students comprehend concepts and information • Windows Movie Maker You can create, edit, and share movies right on your own computer. • Audacity for Sound (Flash tutorial) This open source software records and edits sound files.14
  15. 15. Thank You! For more information: E-mail : rmeade@limestone.edu Call After Conference: 828-625-4744 Call During Conference: 828-243-8259 Have a great day! Dr. Russ Meade15

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