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Important Instructor Behaviors in Online Courses #fsi2014 (Notes)

These are my notes from the session “Important Instructor Behaviors in Online Courses” presented at FSI 2014 by Kathleen Sheridan and Catherine Main. Teaching presence defined Instructor’s interaction and communication style and frequency of input (Kassinger 2004) Regular discussion postings, timely responses, and modeling communciation and interactions (Palloff & Pratt, 2003) Design, facilitation, and direction of … Continue reading

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Modernizing Faculty Development for Online Learning Programs #fsi2014 (Notes)

These are my notes from the session “Modernizing Faculty Development for Online Learning Programs” at FSI 2014, presented by Carrie Levin, Emily Boles, and Michele Gribbins from UIS. Background at UIS Have offered courses online since 1998, including full programs, taught by the same faculty as f2f programs Faculty are supported by COLRS (Center for … Continue reading

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Engaging Students In Large Enrollment Courses #fsi2014 (Notes)

These are my notes from the session “Engaging Students in Large Enrollment Courses with and without Technology” at FSI 2014, presented by Michel Bellini from UIUC. Ideas: Get students involved with on-stage demonstrations (Couldn’t just ask for volunteers, had to walk up the aisle to select students) Use iPad to control slides and move around … Continue reading

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The Power of Google+ and Google Hangouts On Air #fsi2014 (Notes)

These are notes from the session “The Power of Google Plus and Google Hangouts On Air for Every Discipline” by Joanne Manaster (@sciencegoddess) from FSI 2014. “If you approach Google+ as another Facebook, you will be disappointed” – Guy Kawasaki, What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us Google gives preferential treatment in searches … Continue reading