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What I'm Learning From Harvard: A MOOC Story

What I'm Learning From Harvard: A MOOC Story

Taking a bit of my own advice, I recently started working through a computer programming MOOC from Harvard, with the goal of distilling out teaching tips and online course ideas from a student’s perspective.  While learning some useful job skills, I will share my experience to help designers of MOOCs and traditional online classes think about best practices in their course design.

What Is A Flipped Classroom?

What Is A Flipped Classroom?

Flipped”, as in “Flipped Classroom,” is a buzzword often heard among the community of innovative educators. But what does this actually mean? Here are three informative multimedia presentations on the subject. The first is by Salman Khan, the pioneer whose highly successful website challenged teachers to consider changing the traditional classroom script. The second is a video by Aaron Sams, a teacher who wants to teach students how to set their own educational goals and become independent learners. The third is an infographic by Daniel Grafton that addresses important issues concerning Flipped Classrooms.

Visual Engagement Takes It Up A Notch With Camtasia 8

Visual Engagement Takes It Up A Notch With Camtasia 8

If you watched the Camtasia Studio for E-learning webinar last month you probably caught on pretty fast that the revamped quizzing feature and interactive hotspots available in Camtasia Studio make for an amazing degree of interactivity. But students can still find a courses boring no matter how much clicking and dragging they get to do if the course itself is not visually engaging.