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Video: How Long is Too Long?

July 23, 2013


A common topic is how long should a video be? Sure, the complexity of the topic will have an effect. I recently took a MOOC via Coursera about Hybrid instruction. Some of the learning objects were short videos on teaching tips from Renton Technical College. Here is a link to the playlist.  I felt that the […]

YouTube and Captioning

May 27, 2013


More and more educators are using Youtube to post videos. These videos may take different forms and have different purposes. They can used in the school or accessed outside of school by the student. The problem is that the videos are seldom captioned. A teacher may respond, “Do I really need to have my videos captioned? […]

First MOOC Experience

February 3, 2013


I enrolled in my first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). The course title was “Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application.” Even Alanis Morissette would call that title ironic. What’s a MOOC? I’ll point you to Ellis Bookers’ “Is 2013 the year of the MOOC?.” Or better yet watch Daphne Koller’s TED Talk on MOOCS. […]

Extend, Flip later

January 1, 2013


Don’t get caught up trying to “Flip” if you haven’t extended your class outside your classroom walls. What’s flipped? You can find various definitions of what flipped means – the general idea is that students view lectures at home and come into class ready for application. There is often an emphasis on video for the […]

RLOs and Youtube

July 1, 2012


The fancy name is Reusable Learning Object (RLO). Instructors know them as any document, presentation, video or any other instructional content they can use again – perhaps even in a different class. A reading in a US History class might be on the constitution. The teacher may use that same reading again in their Constitution […]

Keeping the Synchronous in Asynchronous

May 29, 2012


A common complaint among online learners is “Where is the teacher?” Even with online discussions and email, the instructor can still be an unknown participant in the course. Adding online meetings to an online course is being seen more and more. An instructor will use . Blackboard 9 includes their revamped Illuminate. That’s a powerful […]

Using Video: Where’s the instruction?

May 6, 2012


There are many reasons why instructors like to break away from lecture or presentation  mode to show a video. A video can add a visual element to your content and address different learning styles. It can help break up your content. Adult learners prefer to see how content is applied in a real world situation […]