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Teaching Online

First Time Teaching Online

Having worked with instructors for the past 10 years or so, teaching them how to teach online, I have always felt it is a good way to reach a large number of people at a low cost, because travel is not required, and improved convenience. But with the current situation of the Coronavirus many instructors…

Create an Optimum Space

Now that you have been in and out of a few sessions and are comfortable with the software, the next step is to create an optimum space from which to teach. Things to consider are: A comfortable chair and desk with ample space for your keyboard and mouse as well as your notes for class.A…

Preparing Your Teaching Materials

The first part of modifying your teaching material is to ensure all of your content is digitized and available in an online environment. This means any videos you play with a DVD or VHS tape for your students, you will need to find it online in a video sharing service such as YouTube. It also…

Engaging Students

One of the big differences between teaching in person vs online is the perceived separation.. Because of this separation many people are more comfortable not talking and just listening. I call that phenomenon crickets referring to when the teacher asks a question and nobody responds. There are several ways to reduce the crickets phenomenon: Ask…

Ideas

Storytelling Where?

Many years ago I read a book called Presentation Zen and I fell in love with the concept, the idea that people remembered stories much more than facts and figures.…

4 Sliding Door Car

Traditional swing car doors are fine, except when space becomes a premium such as a tight parking lot, a narrow garage or a high curb. I typically don’t have too…

Leaders vs. Managers

Several people have mentioned the name Simon Sinek and I have watched several of his videos over the last couple of years, but when I saw his talk on (Employee)…

Good Presentations

Ever since graduate school when I saw my classmates reading the contents of their slides when presenting their projects to the class I knew there had to be a better…

Paper Airplanes

When I was in high school my AP Physics teacher held a paper airplane competition with several different categories; furthest distance, longest airtime, most acrobatic, etc.  I was pretty proud…

Flipped DL Classrom

I’ve always understood and appreciated the concept of a flipped classroom; don’t waste class time having students get the concept from the instructor when there are so many online videos…

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