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Ed Tech Du Jour

Ed Tech Du Jour is professional development “to-go” offered via Faculty eCommons. Host of the show, Melissa Kaulbach, Ed.D, and guest co-hosts, are sure to serve up some appetizing topics! Ed Tech Du Jour discusses innovative technologies, as well as best practices and strategies in the field of eLearning.

YouTube

All YouTube videos

Prezi

All Prezi presentations

  • Create community: Connect learners with each other. Decide how you will “build community” in your online courses. Examples of exemplary, mediocre, and poorly written posts. Tips for constructive guiding questions. Tips for managing discussion board responses.
  • Digital Bloom’s Taxonomy!
  • 5 Ways to Prevent Cheating Online Learn about ways to prevent cheating in online courses. Discover technologies available as well as human factors that are best practice strategies to prevent cheating. Presented by Heather Farmakis, PhD and Melissa Kaulbach, EdD.
  • Screencasting with JING Jing allows you to enhance your online courses, projects and assigments! This software allows users to capture screenshots of the entire screen or just a region.
  • Building Community in Your Online Course – Introduction Video Ed Tech Du Jour introduces effective strategies on building community in online courses. Building rapport and establishing relationships are critical to the success of an online course. This practice promotes learning, engagement, and retention.
  • Using BLOGS in your Online Class Learn ways to use BLOGS in your online class.
  • Engaging Students Online Ed Tech Du Jour co-hosts, Dr. Heather Farmakis and Dr. Melissa Kaulbach, discuss various strategies to keep students from disengaging in online courses. These tips will reduce the barriers of distance, enable an enriched learning experience.

Ted Ed Lessons

 

  • Using JING in my Online Class! Strategies for Retaining Online – Dr. Heather Farmakis and Dr. Melissa Kaulbach discuss proven effective strategies for retaining students in online programs.
  • YouTube Capture Introduces effective strategies on building community in online courses. Building rapport and establishing relationships are critical to the success of an online course. This practice promotes learning, engagement, and retention. Having a course introduction video helps build community in your online course.
  • ScreenChomp Dr. Heather Farmakis and Dr. Melissa Kaulbach feature the FREE iPad app, ScreenChomp. This recordable (audio/visual) whiteboard is the perfect tool to use in your online class. Use ScreenChomp for tutorials, student created videos to help their peers, editorials for student work, and much more!
  • Building Community in your Online Course Dr. Heather Farmakis and Dr. Melissa Kaulbach share helpful tips for online instructors on how to create a course introduction video. Creating a course introduction video helps build community in your online course. Learn what information to include in your course introduction video and best practices.
  • Screencasting to Engage and Build Community with Online Learners Dr. Heather Farmakis and Dr. Melissa Kaulbach share research using screencasting to engage and build community with online learners.There are many free screencasting tools, such as JING, which allows up to 5 minute recordings.
  • iPads – Perfect for Mobile Learning Dr. Heather Farmakis and Dr. Melissa Kaulbach share how an iPad tablet is an excellent technology tool for mobile learning. Take advantage of the different applications available or download your textbook for convenient reading and note taking.
  • Strategies for Retaining Online Students Ed Tech du Jour hosts, Dr. Melissa Kaulbach and Dr. Heather Farmakis share factors contributing to attrition rates originate from a variety of sources, many that are beyond your control. As an instructor and course designer, you do have control over your course’s environment, which can influence students’ choice to remain enrolled.