Listen while you work: Practical podcasts for online teaching

by / Saturday, 04 April 2020 / Published in Instruction, Learning Technology Tools

Developing and delivering fully online courses is a novel challenge for many of us. Fortunately, experienced practitioners are sharing their expertise online. If you are struggling to balance all the new demands on your time, podcasts can be an effective start to learning about new approaches while you work out or take care of routine tasks.

These podcasts from Teaching in Higher Ed focus on key issues in online course development and delivery. We highlight just a few of them below that could provide you with inspiration–and practical solutions.

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Our current courses are designed for a blended learning delivery that may not translate effectively to a fully online environment. The podcast Becoming an Authentic Online Teacher  offers ideas for evolving your course design to support online learning.

Looking for ways to make written assignments more meaningful to your students? Try How to Create Engaging Online Classes. In this podcast, Laura Gibbs contrasts the effects of students posting their work as assignments, discussion board posts, or blog entries.

Interested in creating podcasts and other multimedia activities with your students? Ramesh Laungani explains the creative possibilities of Engaging Students Using FlipGridWant to learn more? The Teaching with Technology team offers training on this flexible, free tool.

You can listen to these podcasts on your laptop or on your phone. Each podcast is accompanied by a complete transcript and a list of relevant resources, allowing you to follow up on ideas from the podcast.

These are just a few of the weekly podcasts hosted by Bonni Stochowiak on a range of topics including teaching, instructional design, and learning technologies. Stochowiak is the author of  The Productive Online and Offline Professor: A Practical Guide , published in January 2020.

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