In this Issue: Asynchronous Learning Modules
- Do you know…How asynchronous modules help remote students learn?
- How much should I assign? – Estimating workload in asynchronous classes
- Tips for creating asynchronous lecture videos
- Training opportunitites for asynchronous delivery strategies
- DEU support and contact information
Continue reading “DEU EdTech Quick Tips – Issue 10”
As you consider how to deliver your course remotely for the fall term you may be weighing the pros and cons of synchronous vs. asynchronous content. In this post we hope to persuade you towards a mostly asynchronous course design that will help ensure equitable access to materials and a more flexible environment for students to work with. After all, remote learning is not only new for faculty and instructors, but many of our students as well. Continue reading “Why Asynchronous Modules?”
In this Issue: Selecting Course Materials
- How-to select learning materials
- Did you know… USask can help with course materials
- I’m Open: Using Open Educational Resources in your remote course
- Copyright considerations in your remote course
- DEU support and contact information.
Continue reading “DEU EdTech Quick Tips – Issue 5”
Keeping your course fresh and interesting throughout the term can be challenging in an online environment. Especially if you’ve had to rush to prepare a remote teaching version of an otherwise live course. One of the many ways we can keep things interesting is with the use of video. Students will appreciate the opportunity to break-up their readings with some media.
Here’s a few creative ways you might use video in your remote or online class yet this term. Continue reading “Remote Teaching with Video”
To avoid dumping your course materials into a virtual shoe box and having students sift through the materials, struggling to infer context and connections you may consider this quick guide to how we at the Distance Education Unit typically organize our materials within the Learning Management System. Templates, samples and checklists for these processes are linked to below the video. Continue reading “Organizing Course Materials for Online Delivery”
Instructors often use the lecture format in their face-to-face classes – sometimes also using slide decks (like PowerPoint) – so recording a lecture can be one way of digitizing your learning material and presenting it online. However, there are a number of things to consider before you decide to use this approach. This post will discuss some things to be sure of before and while you develop this type of resource. Continue reading “So You’d Like to Make a Lecture Video …”
The learning materials in your online course typically will consist of artifacts that your students will interact with individually. Learning materials can include readings from books and journals, watching videos, listening to audio recordings, or engaging with an interactive learning object.
The purpose of the Learning Material is to provide the content that will support the learning objectives. This section is often considered the equivalent of the face-to-face class session. Explain the basic concepts of the content, emphasizing important points and providing examples where appropriate. Specifically, include information about topics that students typically have difficulty with. Continue reading “Selecting Learning Material”