Enhancing your course with media
The ability to add media enhancements to your lessons is a great advantage of teaching online.
Media in your online course allows you to
- Add your personal voice and presence
- Instructor Tani McBeth uses a simple webcam video to introduce herself to her students.
- Incorporate gesture and body language into your online lectures
- Instructor Haitham Abdel-Hadi uses Learning Glass to engage students and focus attention while explaining accounting concepts. For further Learning Glass samples, please see our YouTube Playlist.“
- Use brief targeted media to clarify concepts
- Instructor Marla Spadaford uses video to show the specifics of a one-handed IV start for CLIMB healthcare professional.
- Highlight important points in your curriculum
- Instructor Mandy Ellertson introduces her course with a brief video that presents the value of studying the humanities.
- Summarize lessons
- Instructor Terry Foty uses video to present a summary of his lessons in his own voice.
- Reinforce instruction
- The ESOL program interviews instructional designer Peter Seaman about riding his bike to help learners hear English being spoken in context.
- Engage learners with multiple communication modes
- Instructor Kandace Kling captures a notation displayed math problem that she solves step by step while verbally describing the process throughout.
- Immerse learners with media rich narratives
- Immedgineer Monica Marlo captures the action of a character in a virtual world to introduce students to an immersive learning environment.
The Instructional Support website has some general instructions on finding or creating media for your course.