With all the amazing features of Zoom that help us educate our students remotely, Breakout Rooms are particularly noteworthy. This Zoom feature allows the host to put people into small groups for discussions or collaborative projects. Check out this post for five tips that will help you use Zoom Breakout Rooms efficiently!
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5 Ways to Use Padlet in a Higher-Ed Online Classroom
Padlet is an online bulletin board tool used by many – from parents to educators. There are multiple ways to use this wonderful tool; and today I am sharing some ideas that college and university educators could use in their online classrooms.
4 New Zoom Features to Enhance Virtual Teaching & Learning
Zoom’s easy to navigate video system has made it an integral part of many synchronous online classes. Zoom’s latest update has unveiled four new features that teachers can use to customize their virtual classroom. Check out our summary below and…
Using Social Media to Support Online Teaching
Even if you haven’t been a social media maven in the past, the recent shift to online learning is pushing all of us to use social media to its fullest. Social media can be a great resource to turn to to gather information and inspiration about online education. Here are some tips to help you use social media to support your online teaching!
10 Advantages of Online Classes
According to the OEDb (open education database), there are 10 advantages to taking online classes. As an instructional designer I could probably argue that there are more, but let’s start with 10 for now. Here is a list of the 10 advantages to taking an online class.
5 Tips for Delivering Assessments During Covid-19
While assessments are an essential component of education – they’re not one size fits all! It’s important to deliver online exams that best suit the type of learning that took place for your students. In the online space, you have a wide variety of assessment techniques available. This assortment can enable you as an instructor to deliver the most efficient and effective exams to assess your students’ progress. Here are 5 tips for delivering assessments in an online environment.
Utilizing Technology to Stay Happy and Healthy: A Personal Account
Technology has become something I’m very grateful for during this quarantine. Technology has gotten a bad rap over the years, particularly in the realm of Education, but it is technology that is allowing many people to continue to work, and keeping people connected in this time of isolation. It’s allowing students like me to not only keep their jobs, but continue to attend classes so that I can earn my Graduate degree. It’s keeping people sane and connected in a way that wouldn’t have been possible in the past.
7 Tips for Going Online During the COVID-19 Pandemic
With the closure of schools around the world, online learning has become the viable modality of maintaining instructional continuity through enabling students to continue learning outside of the confines of the in-person classroom. The following tips offer starting points for transitioning your classroom online.
Lecture Breakers Podcast: 5 Ways to Help Students Succeed in Online Courses
In this episode of Lecture Breakers, a podcast devoted to helping educators teach in more engaging ways, Holly Owens shares 5 ways to help students succeed in online courses. Holly discusses course design strategies to increase student engagement and ways to leverage technology tools to improve learning.
Why You Should Use Videos in Your E-learning Courses
If you are looking for ways to improve your e-learning courses, then you’ve surely thought about using videos. People studying online are looking to get the most information in the shortest amount of time, and there’s no better tool to accomplish that than educational video content! In this piece, we are going to talk a bit about five major reasons why you want to start introducing effective video pieces into your e-learning courses (and how to make the most out of them.)