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A Guide to Video Communication for Online Instructors

A Guide to Video Communication for Online Instructors

If you’re an online educator, creating online video content is no longer an option.  It’s a virtual requirement in today’s online environment, where students expect your curriculum to keep pace with new technologies. Unfortunately, even if faculty would love to make their students happy, most educators don’t understand how to create online video, and budget shortfalls are limiting training opportunities. Learn all about video creation from inception to viewing and discover simple ways to effectively create and deliver online video content.

Best Practices for Designing Successful Blended Courses

Best Practices for Designing Successful Blended Courses

Building effective learning experiences for increasingly diverse learners while facing financial constraints is one of the most important challenges higher education faces today. Blended instruction can help, but it takes work to fuse the worlds of face-to-face and online instruction. Veronica Diaz, associate director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, shows you how to make the best of both worlds.


Beyond Course Design: Planning for Successful Facilitation

Beyond Course Design: Planning for Successful Facilitation

The curriculum for your online course is finished, but a strong curriculum is only half of the equation. To be successful in online education, you must also pay attention to the manner in which your course is facilitated. We introduce you to Assessing Online Facilitation (AOF) and the carefully-researched structure that makes it such a valuable self assessment and peer evaluation tool.

Blended Learning 4-pack

Blended Learning 4-pack

Blended learning is one of the most talked about trends in higher education today, with a documented ability to improve student performance more than either face-to-face instruction or online technology can independently. Learn how you can design a course making the best of both worlds in this new 20 Minute Mentor Blended Learning 4-pack.


Can I Safely Use Facebook with Students for Class Interaction?

Can I Safely Use Facebook with Students for Class Interaction?

You’ll explore what Facebook does well and how you can harness social media to support face-to-face and e-learning objectives for your students.

Creating Faculty Learning Communities: 16 Recommendations

Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) have emerged as a tool for instructors to improve the teaching experience. Studies show that faculty members who engage in FLCs see improved student learning and engagement, increased attainment of tenure, and greater civic involvement by their fellow faculty members. This online seminar offers 16 recommendations to implement a successful FLC at your institution.


Data Driven Decision Making for Online Instructional Design

Data Driven Decision Making for Online Instructional Design

Despite all its promise, online education faces serious obstacles.  High drop-out rates and an increasingly skeptical Congress have caused many to question the effectiveness of online education – a disturbing trend in times of tight budgets. This seminar introduces you to the latest methods for leveraging analytics in the instructional design process and ultimately improve your courses.

Designing Online Learning to Spark Intrinsic Motivation

Designing Online Learning to Spark Intrinsic Motivation

This seminar will help you engage your students so they rediscover their natural curiosity and drive to learn. Learn how to incorporate specific instructional strategies that help students align their personal goals with your course content so that they see the value in learning what you are teaching.


Efficient and Effective Feedback in the Online Classroom

Efficient and Effective Feedback in the Online Classroom

This white paper prepares you to make changes to your feedback practices, guides you to appropriate technologies, and promotes a holistic feedback approach that can help you shake any negative associations with feedback. After reading this report, you will be ready to immediately save time, improve relationships with your students, and increase learning.

Efficient and Effective Feedback in the Online Classroom

Efficient and Effective Feedback in the Online Classroom

Effective feedback is a critical component of the learning process for online students. It serves an important role in keeping them motivated and engaged.
Learn a set of strategies for reducing feedback’s burden while maintaining the high quality that contributes so much to students’ growth and learning. 


Engage Online Students with Targeted Feedback

Engage Online Students with Targeted Feedback

Learn the tools and strategies that will help you establish and maintain a respectful and fruitful feedback loop with your students. Discover how to add effective and constructive two-way communication channels to your online courses from online communication guru Jill Schiefelbein.

Five Ways to Build e-Learner Confidence with Low-Stakes Grading

Five Ways to Build e-Learner Confidence with Low-Stakes Grading

Frequent low-stakes grading is a strategy that incorporates many small, low-pressure assignments keeps students thinking about course materials and alerts instructors to comprehension problems before the high-stakes term papers and exams roll around.  Frequent low-stakes grading  is a beneficial approach in all of higher education, but it is particularly powerful in the online environment because it keeps students focused, on track, and provides regular feedback.


Five Ways to Improve Interaction in Your Online Courses

Five Ways to Improve Interaction in Your Online Courses

There are ways to effectively adapt your teaching content to the various communication channels available. No matter where you are at on the online teaching spectrum this seminar will supply you with the tools you need to take the next steps toward mastery and effectiveness. This semina rshows you specifically how to add your personality, and engage and interact with students

Generate Deeper Learning through Digital Storytelling

Generate Deeper Learning through Digital Storytelling

In order to teach others, you have to fully understand the material yourself. Why not apply that concept to your students? If your students must not only repeat the material but also build it into a story via social media so their peers can respond, they will take ownership of their knowledge in a way that traditional testing cannot inspire.


How Can Document Sharing Tools Help Students Collaborate?

How Can Document Sharing Tools Help Students Collaborate?

Document sharing software is a proven and effective way to facilitate group projects. With capabilities that allow for shared review, editing and other tasks, document sharing improves collaborative learning by making interaction more streamlined, efficient and convenient. It helps accelerate learning and makes group work more meaningful. Learn how to use free programs and setup group projects with this seminar.

How Can I Enhance the Impact of Feedback in Online Classes?

How Can I Enhance the Impact of Feedback in Online Classes?

Feedback is a key element in the learning process. Discover multiple feedback strategies that can grab students’ attention, help them learn from their mistakes, and upgrade your online feedback, making it more specific, timely, and effective.


How Can I Get Started With the Virtual Classroom?

How Can I Get Started With the Virtual Classroom?

Teaching online requires shifts in your approach. This program gives you the instructional and logistical perspectives to succeed in the virtual classroom. Starting with a clarification of terms, you’ll see how the synchronous environment of the online classroom lends itself to using other media to draw students in.

How Can I Set Time Management Priorities in Online Teaching?

How Can I Set Time Management Priorities in Online Teaching?

Faculty need efficient instruction practices when teaching online. Learn proven time management practices for your online courses. As a result, you will do a better job of providing feedback and achieving instructional priorities without spending all of your time in front of the computer.


How Can I Use Technology to Create Custom Automated Feedback?

How Can I Use Technology to Create Custom Automated Feedback?

High-quality, individualized feedback is essential for effective online teaching. Learn how to use feedback banks, feedback technology, and automated feedback to improve your online comments to students. In the process, you’ll also improve your students’ experience with online teaching, increasing their learning, motivation, and satisfaction.

How Can I Use Voice Feedback to Improve Student Learning?

How Can I Use Voice Feedback to Improve Student Learning?

Save time and significantly improve student outcomes by using Voice Feedback. Research shows that students value and are far more likely to incorporate voice feedback in completing their assignments than written feedback. We explain the benefits of using voice feedback and walk you through the process of how to incorporate this approach into your teaching.


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