My reflections on
How to Humanize an Online Course
I have learned new tools- Canva, VT, Tackk, and Animoto, and have a new sense, and the tools, of the need to build in more interactive actions beyond the standard team projects where teams use Screencast-o-matic and create YouTube vides.
I was most impressed by the ebook, How to Humanize Your Online Class with VoiceThread (Michelle Pacensky-Brock, 2013) and Workload Reduction in Online Courses: Getting Some Shuteye (Joanna Dunlap, 2005).
I ran through the 13 workload reduction strategies and I have been missing out on a lot of opportunities!
I will replace the weekly Soundcloud overview with an Animoto production. And I will build in VT activities into the Discussion Board and use the rubric we were exposed to in an article. The first week I will use VT as an introduction tool as well as the standard business slide.