My Humanizing Reflections

I found this series on "How to Humanize Your Online Class" to be very useful. Some of the concepts were familiar, but a number of the tools were new to me and it was fun to be able to use them and get a feel for what they could do.  I particularly liked Haiku Deck and VoiceThread.

I primarily work with faculty as an instructional designer, so teaching I do now is limited to workshops for faculty, consultations, content development or online instructions. My takeaways for faculty who want to create an online course will be:

ONE - Aside from the typical "instructional design", really think through a richer interaction with the students and plan for actively building a learning community within the course.

TWO - We are implementing VoiceThread on our campus and I would like to demonstrate that tool and get more faculty to incorporate it into their student activities.

THREE - Remember the session on visual learning and help faculty to reduce the TEXT.

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2 years ago
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HI Suzanne. Is that an Animoto video? I'm not familiar with that theme. Which one is it? You have three great Takeaways. Good luck with the VoiceThread integration. I hope the practices shared in my eBook have been helpful! 👍

2 years ago
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Yes it was Animoto, theme color frame. I tried a couple of them. Thanks. I liked and downloaded the ebook.