Author Archives: Erin Largo-Wight, PhD

23 Helpful Tips for Online Instructors!

Commit to learning. Study and explore teaching online resources. There are too many resources to list here, but starting with this blog may help.  Start with the students in mind. Your ultimate goal is to promote learning. Think about the … Continue reading

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Prezi for Teaching (& introduction to MOOCs)

I developed my first Prezi on MOOCs. MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses. These courses are generally free of charge and open to anyone who wants to learn the skill or gain the mastery covered. My Prezi below highlights a … Continue reading

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Use Surveys

Surveys are a great way to collect information from your students.  Insturctor and course evaluations are one way that surveys are commonly used at the conclusion of a course, but student feedback surveys can be helpful (more helpful!) during the … Continue reading

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Create Screencast Videos

Screencast videos are great in online courses! Basically, these media are a video of what you see on your computer screen and your voice as you explore it. The screencast may be a PowerPoint presentation, website, Blackboard, map, whatever. Jing … Continue reading

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Reusing Podcasts, Videos, etc

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 … Continue reading

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Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

Blackboard Collaborate is an amazing tool for student learning. This tool is synchronous and allows for real-time interaction, questions, collaboration, etc. From my experience as a student in this TT1102 course, participating in the these sessions is simple and engaging. … Continue reading

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Text Polls

Poll Everywhere is an amazing service. You can poll your students via text message (or internet) for FREE, up to 40 participants. The way it works is you create an online account at Poll Everywhere and share a code for … Continue reading

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