Instructional Strategies

Green Screen Videos with Tracy Schaelen

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/07/2018 - 16:16

In this video, SRJC's Liz du Plessis interviews Tracy Schaelen of Southwestern College about how she uses green screen videos in her online classes. Tracy shows several video clips and describes their purposes in her course. SRJC faculty have access to the same Camtasia software and a green screen in the CETL Studio. 

Dr. Jurgen Kremer’s Online Psych Class: Engaging Students with Skillful Communication

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:51

In this 6-minute video, SRJC’s Dr. Jurgen Kremer gives us a tour of his online General Psychology class in which he emphasizes skillful communication among students and connects with them himself by creating his own lecture videos and using Zoom for office hours. He also discusses some of the unique aspects of teaching Psychology online and engaging students by having them share personal life experiences.

Case-Based Learning with Canvas: Scott Snyder's EMT Class at SRJC

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:24

In this 10-minute video, SRJC faculty Scott Snyder invited us to his face-to-face Emergency Medical Technician class in which he uses case-based learning. 

  • First, he explains why he "flipped" his class by replacing lectures with problem-solving activities. 
  • Then, he shares his resources in Canvas that students access before each class to prepare for the hands-on work. 
  • He also describes how he facilitates in-class activities with the help of volunteer TAs, including former students who have formed a culture of enthusiasm for case-based learning.

Captioning is available.

 

Teaching through Discussions with Jessica Harris, Part 3

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:26

In Part 3 of our 3-part video series “Teaching through Discussion Forums,” SRJC faculty Jessica Harris shares how she uses a Reading Apprenticeship strategy to support self-reflection in her online class, “Introduction to Information Literacy.”

First, she shows her instructions and resources for a Canvas discussion called “Researching on the Web.”

Then, she explains how to use a strategy called “Evidence Interpretation” for collaborative knowledge construction.

She also shows how she interacts with students in the discussion to acknowledge their contributions and provide direction.

Teaching through Discussions with Jessica Harris, part 2

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/22/2018 - 15:14

In part 2 of our 3-part video series “Teaching through Discussion Forums,” SRJC faculty Jessica Harris shares a peer feedback discussion forum in Canvas in which students post research proposals for her online class, “Introduction to Information Literacy.”

  • First, she explains how and why she has students submit their work on discussions forums rather than as traditional homework assignments.
  • Then, she describes the benefits of having student work visible to the entire class.
  • She also explains how her workload has shifted from grading to interacting in discussions and how this has strengthened her presence in the course.

This video is 10 minutes.

Teaching through Discussions with Jessica Harris, part 1

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/13/2018 - 15:52

In part 1 of our 3-part video series “Teaching through Discussion Forums,” SRJC faculty Jessica Harris shares her icebreaker activity in Canvas and explains how it builds community and sets the tone and expectations for her online class, “Introduction to Information Literacy.”

  • First, she reflects on the pedagogical differences between facilitating online and classroom discussions.
  • Then, she walks us through her icebreaker instructions in Canvas.
  • She also shows how she plays the roles of facilitator and “coach” to provide direction and to acknowledge and make connections among student contributions.

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