Developing Online Lectures as a Supplement to Classroom Instruction

Faculty often approach me, with a technology already in hand, requesting technical assistance in producing a recorded lecture for online distribution. Before diving into the technology how-to’s, most of our time together is spent planning the project, identifying a clear and measurable objective, developing a script/outline, deciding how to engage students, and developing an appropriate assessment piece. More often than not, the technology the faculty came into the meeting with is replaced by something completely different based on identified needs.

Before you select a technology or meet with an instructional technologist, spend a few moments taking the following into consideration for a smooth, successful project. Continue reading Developing Online Lectures as a Supplement to Classroom Instruction

Technology is a TOOL not a Learning Outcome

You may be familiar with the image below if you have attended one of my workshops. (In fact, you’re probably sick of seeing it by now!) Bill Ferriter posted this image to Flickr in July 2013. (If you’re on Flickr he’s a good one to follow: www.flickr.com/people/plugusin.) I use this image often to drive home the following: Do not focus on the name of a tool (Google Doc, Prezi, VoiceThread) but rather what you want to do (or what you want your students to do).

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