Since 2007, flipped classrooms have gradually risen in popularity as a mode of education throughout the country. Students and teachers alike have embraced the concept of maximizing class time with an instructor to work with and understand new concepts as opposed…
Just like in a traditional classroom, a clear understanding of expectations is essential in a online student’s ability to excel in a course. Effective communication of these expectations is especially important because online students do not have face-to-face interaction with professors through which they can understand what they need to do.
Here are five ways to structure your online course so that expectations are made clear at the beginning and throughout the semester.
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.
For a resource of ideas for online educational activities, check out the Online Teaching Activity Index from the Illinois Online Network.
The website suggests 49 activities that can be used in either online or hybrid courses, including some creative activities such as Internet Scavenger Hunt, Concept Mapping, Fishbowl, and Socratic Dialogue.