There are many ready-made quality resources available to include in our courses. Using these material adds QUALITY and is a STRENGTH to online teaching. Finding these resources will vary by discipline.
The CDC (Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention), for example, has many videos and podcasts that would enhance a public health course. Here is an example of a 15-minute streaming video on healthy community design. The video covers important topics such as urban sprawl and public health and 7 health community design principles. I currently use this video by requiring students watch it (LEARN) and then participate in a discussion board that prompts specific questions (i.e. “What is urban sprawl and how does this design influence public health?”) and I ask the students to post the 2 largest take-aways from the video.
iTunesU is also a valuable tool for ready-made materials. Access these materials through your iTunes and click on your subject area to review.
Here are some TT1221 resources:
- Using Shared Online video to Anchor Instruction http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/instructional-design/using-shared-online-video-to-anchor-instruction-youtube-and-beyond/
- Using Video in Online Learning http://www.ltgreenroom.org/episodes/46
- Hearing Voices in Online Courses http://www.ltgreenroom.org/episodes/41
- There’s Something in the Air http://www.cblt.soton.ac.uk/multimedia/PDFs08/Podcasting%20in%20education.pdf