Up until recently, it has always been difficult to add review questions or discussion points directly into a video to give it a bit more interactivity for viewers. Generally, we posted a video and added questions underneath in Blackboard or in a separate quiz. A recent update from Microsoft now allows the linking of an

Adobe Spark Online Collaboration

Thursday, 22 August 2019 by

If you haven’t used Adobe Spark before, it’s a free online webpage / graphic design software that’s very easy to use and has a great presentation feature. This is a convenient tool for students to create online blogs or portfolios and then present if need be from the same site. This summer, Adobe added collaboration

I mentioned in a previous entry that running synchronous online classes can be more challenging for instructors than face-to-face classes and that is it often all too easy to slip into a lecture-style presentation to combat a feeling of being over-whelmed while teaching a large group online. Baehr (2012) and Peacock et al (2012) found

Active learning comes out of the constructivist learning theory that we learn better through building our own knowledge and connecting new ideas to existing knowledge and experiences to form understanding. This model starts to take on greater importance when we consider an online learning environment which for the presenter can be far more challenging than a face-to-face

As we gradually move to hosting our courses online either as a blended model, independant resources or a mix of synchronous and asynchronous courses, the Community of Inquiry framework (CoI) can offer good pointers and guidance into creating an effective online learning platform where learners and instructors can engage in collaborative and engaging learning activities.

With faculty’s access to Adobe CC software, there are now a lot more tools available for engaging our students in the learning process. We have access to over 20 apps and while many of these are quite technical in nature and may not suit the needs of teachers, there are some great apps that we

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