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Discover new tools to help you teach in an online environment.

Video Conferencing for Synchronous Sessions – Food for Thought

“Synchronous video interaction can make learning more personal by providing a close approximation of the human, one-on-one experience…” (Educause, 2013)

people-in-a-roomOne of the most exciting aspects of video conferencing technology is the ability to conduct your class in real-time, regardless of location. Imagine the possibilities when students from around the country or even the world can learn as if they were in the same classroom. Like all new technologies however, there are some important considerations an instructor should take into account before jumping off the deep end. Some basic preparation will allow the magic to happen without the headaches that can come with it!

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Instructor Created Videos for Online Courses

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.

You can register for the workshop mentioned in this video on the ASU Online Eventbrite webpage.
Eventbrite - Creating Instructor Videos from Your Computer Workshop

Using Copyrighted Video, Audio and Images In Courses

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.

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