Monday, April 9, 2012

April 10, 2012

Good Morning Online Instructors,

I hope everyone had a smooth start to the quarter and that you are excitedly engaged in working with your course content and your students.  One way to really engage students is by incorporating lectures into the coursework.  We all have varied learning styles in our classrooms and even though we are online we can still work to reach the audio and visual learners just as we would in a traditional classroom, we simply need to use technology to assist with this.  In fact, we have technology on our side to help us with this as there are so many great lectures already prepared and waiting for us to take advantage of by simply clicking a few buttons.  Experts from some of the top schools such as Yale, Berkeley, and Princeton have made their material accessible to the masses and we can share their expertise with our students too.  Here is a link to a compilation of academic lecture repositories.  I encourage you to browse through the sites and lectures and try to incorporate even one new lecture link into your class(es). 

If you have questions on how to add in a link to your class, please let me know, I'd be happy to help.  And if you do add one in, let me know that may be something our curriculum team would like to add to the master course itself.

Thanks and have a great Week 2!

Heather Thomton-Stockman
Online Instructional Specialist

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