Your class has moved online and now that you’re comfortable
with technology, let’s discuss new ways to keep the course engaging for you and
Here are four EASY and essential tips for making your online
College is one of the busiest phases of a student’s life. There are so many things to keep in mind and balance that you tend to lose time for other parts of your life. Of course, right now, your studies are your top priorities, but if you ever find yourself cramming for some last minute studying, remember that it definitely will be a difficult task to undertake, but with enough focus and determination, nothing is impossible. To make it easier for you to retain everything that you study, here are some steps that you can take.
Multiple-choice questions can often be confusing to students, leaving them scratching their heads, wondering what the professor intended to ask.
In online courses, misleading or ambiguous questions can be particularly frustrating, since professors are not standing by to answer questions while students take the test.
How can professors write multiple-choice questions that will be easy for students to understand?
Follow these 15 Do’s and Don’ts while writing your multiple-choice quizzes to ensure that your tests are effective, straightforward, and leave no room for confusion.
Explain Everything is a powerful iPad app that provides an interactive whiteboard for creating screencast presentations.
With the Explain Everything app, you can import documents, pictures, videos, sound files, or browser windows to your project, and then add drawings annotations, animations, or voiceover narrations. The final project can then be recorded and shared with other people.
Here are 4 examples of how instructors can use the Explain Everything App to provide feedback on student work.
Want to prevent the “zone out” effect for students watching your video lectures online?
Try using eduCanon to keep your students awake and actively engaged. eduCanon is an online tool that allows professors to easily add questions at key points during video lectures. Simply upload a screencast, YouTube video, or Vimeo video to the eduCanon site, and choose where you want to insert the questions.
This well-developed presentation outlines 6 characteristics of effective online courses: access to technology, clear guidelines and procedures, participation, collaborative learning, transformative learning, assessment and evaluation. Six Characteristics of Effective Online Courses by Christopher T. Davis, Ph.D.