Are you looking for ways to engage your online students as the course begins? Have you thought about recording a short video introduction to the course, your expectations, and our new Desire2Learn Learning Environment?
These days I have been learning — metacognitively speaking, especially — about good and bad practices in online teaching as I work on my Online Teaching Certificate from The Sloan Consortium. This is now Week 2 of a nine-week foundations course, and I am excited to share with you one nugget of knowledge about an instructor’s presence in an online course. Our course facilitator has been sharing her expectations and introducing the course topics via a weekly video. The videos, so far, have been easy to watch, highly engaging, and quite instrumental in projecting a strong online presence.
Below is the video that she has created for Week 1, as uploaded to YouTube: Read the rest of this entry »