Google has launched its own online course building software. Could this be the next big thing in education or will it be like so many of Googles other initiatives where it pulls the plug on support or will it follow this one through making ever improving updates?
Since when have top universities around the world offered courses to anyone willing to learn for the cost of, well, nothing except for an internet bill? Never – until now!
A challenge of college classes can be class size. Large classes can make it difficult to create classroom community and opportunities for collaboration and a way to overcome this challenge is to blend the class.
Using your own photos can really enhance your course. By taking and including your own pictures, you infuse personality into the course. Also, the images are essentially free and you don’t have to provide attribution to anyone else except yourself! Here are a few tips for composing better photographs.
The visual learning style is one that really adds an element of immediacy and interest to a course. Enhancing a course with images makes a course interesting to read through and helps to connect and illustrate ideas. Stock imagery is easily accessible, but why not include your own photos...
Did you know that a course outline is a legal, binding document? It communicates important information about a class such as course outcomes, class expectations, and grading structures. Both instructor and student are obligated to follow the content of the syllabus.
Before traveling to a new destination you usually consult a map. Why wouldn’t you do the same before designing your course? In a sense, creating a new course is an exciting new adventure. Course mapping helps you outline your destination and ensure your outcomes and assessments are aligned.
Course delivery is more flexible now than it has ever been before. Student achievement research shows different delivery methods can be equally effective. In short, good teaching is the result of good instructors. This means the instructor of today not only has choice in what to instruct, they have choice...
When you’re designing a course, especially when it is your first time, there can be a lot of new terminology to learn. Here’s a quick list to get you started. This is instruction that does not happen at predetermined or regular intervals.
If you’re thinking about designing a course, you may be asking yourself “What will be engaging and effective for both my students and myself?” If you’re instructing an established course with set content, you may be asking yourself how much latitude you have as an instructor...