Did you know that there is a self-review tool that is available for you to use in any of your courses? Arizona State University is committed to implement the Quality Matters standards for the design of online courses, and we are systematically building and evaluating our courses based on these rigorous, research-based standards and recognized best practices.
Dr. Marcella Gemelli, Lecturer in the School of Social and Family Dynamics, talks about her experiences creating her own video for use in her ASU Online courses. She is able to record a video, post it to the video server, and then place that video in her course all in a matter of minutes. Watch this short video to learn about the benefits and experiences Dr. Gemelli has had creating her own videos.
Turnitin is an internet-based plagiarism-detection service. The software checks for possible plagiarism by comparing submitted papers to serveral databases using a propietary algorithm. Students may submit student papers to Turintin.com as individual files. LearningStudio supports Turnitin and student assignments can be automatically submitted for orginality analysis.
Dr. Liza Hita, Lecturer in the School of Social and Family Dynamics, is one of the biggest producers and proponents of using videos to overcome challenges in her online courses. The above video showcases how she creates and uses videos to accomplish goals such as reducing email and increasing student engagement.
Did you know that ASU Online ascribes to the specifications of the TEACH Act in its use of audio, video, and images in course content delivery?
The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act is a provision of US Copyright law that regulates the use of copyrighted materials in distance education courses. It should not be confused with Fair Use which is another and separate provision of US Copyright law.
Do you need a video editing application?
WeVideo is a great tool for video editing and publishing web video. Using video, images, audio beds and sounds effects you can create video projects using the web based application. WeVideo offers a “free” account that gives you 1GB of storage space for your media and then allows for 15 minutes of published video per month. They do offer reasonable pay plans as well.
Video is the best way to deliver rich media content in an online course. Watch this quick video (5:45) on getting the most out of creating your own desktop videos. Aspects such as camera angle, camera framing, lighting, and audio can determine the quality perception of your videos. Get some quick pointers on creating great web cam video.