To get the best results and not make your department go bankrupt in the process, separate course-content videos from occasional videos. This useful distinction deserves to get much more attention...
Helping students read (aka “Magic ink” activity)
Reading complex, information-packed content that includes many completely new concepts is challenging: students may be tempted to breeze-through the text too fast, half an hour before class for which it was assigned, or late at night, twenty minutes before the submission deadline...
How to build a 7-day jigsaw discussion
This is a really simple “template” for a week-long, time-sequenced online “jigsaw-type discussion,” and its potential effectiveness in promoting recall, and transfer of knowledge, is based on fairly basic, but solid, and well-established research evidence summarized at the end of this post.
Total Recall – Easy, Effective, Adaptable
In content-heavy courses, across all levels, lecture is still the main method of content delivery. The challenge is: once you have a reasonably good lecture (say, 30 mins. long). What do you do? How do you transform your video lecture into a productive and effective learning activity? There are a few options, but this one is probably the easiest and best of them all.