While being an expert in your content area is an important requirement for teaching online, an equally important qualification is tech literacy. In the online environment, technology is the critical component to delivering your course. The activities, discussions and assignments rely on the use of technology to facilitate learning. [Read more…]
What is an e-Portfolio?
According to the e-Portfolio project at Regis University, “A portfolio is a collection of work developed across varied contexts over time. The portfolio can advance learning by providing students and/or faculty with a way to organize, archive and display pieces of work”.
Good design is an important part of getting your point across in a presentation. Over time Google added a bunch of features to help users bring a little something extra to your decks, like slide transitions and animations, thousands of free stock photos, and a growing collection of templates.
Google Drive is the new home for all your files and folders including your Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. All files previously stored in Google docs are now available in Google Drive. New features allow users to access their files from everywhere, on every device, improved search and wider integration with third-party apps.
One of the things that I always hear people say about iPads is that it is great for “consuming” content, but not for “creating” content. I disagree that an iPad cannot be use for creating content and one of the apps that I use to create content is Fuse for Camtasia Relay.
One of the things that I always hear people say about iPads is that it is great for “consuming” content, but not for “creating” content. I disagree that an iPad cannot be use for creating content and one of these apps that I use to create content is Skitch.
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.
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.
|Tool||Application||Authoring Platform||Cost for ASU Faculty & Staff|
|Adobe Connect||Desktop Conferencing||Web||Free|
|Adobe Presenter||Narrated PowerPoint||PC||Free – Limited number of licenses available|
|Animoto||Multimedia presentations||Web||Free for Lite plan|
|ASU Media Manager||Media servers||Web||Free|
|ASU on Facebook||Facebook for ASU||Web||Free|
|ASU on iTunesU||Media server||Mac/PC||Free|
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.