Monday, August 20, 2012

Let's get glogging! (What is that by the way?)

Have you glogged?  Do you know what glogging is?  Is your teaching style as creative as it could possibly get?  If you answered "no" to any of these questions, then I encourage you to read on!

A great new teaching resource I have been recently introduced to by Jan Tucker, online adjunct instructor, is GlogsterEDU.  This interactive tool - that has a free account option for instructors - allows you to transform a traditional poster board presentation into an interactive, online poster board presentation that can include text, graphics, pictures, videos and other creative strategies.  I see many great opportunities for this in our online courses. 
  • It could be an excellent tool for creating an instructor welcome/biography presentation such as the one Jan Tucker has started on and is continuing to work on here
  • It could be a fun, interactive and unique way to create a unit lecture
  • It could be a great tool for working with students in creating a study guide for students (you could assign students different components to create and you as the instructor could then compile everything together into a could even be a discussion board focus for a unit)
  • It could be a great tool for synthesizing course material to show students how each unit and each concept is interrelated into a bigger picture.
I encourage you to check GlogsterEDU out, explore what it is all about, give it a try, and let me know what you think!  A huge thank you to Jan for introducing me to this tool!

Heather Thomton-Stockman
Online Instructional Specialist

1 comment:

  1. The library Glogs! Take a look: