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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 […]

Google Maps MOOC

June 29, 2013


I signed up for this 2-week class and it looks like I’m not going to finish the requirements. It’s fine as I wasn’t looking for a certificate of any type. The course is basically some videos by some Google staff and some activities. With the NHL playoffs going on and other things, I haven’t been […]

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. […]

Online Brainstorm

January 4, 2013


While preparing for some F2F training, I was looking to ease up on the flip chart poster paper work that always seems to happen in training. I looked at some online options including Google Drawing. I found Google Drawing not usable for what I wanted to do. While it’s great one can use all the […]

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 […]