At the 29th annual Computers & Writing Conference, I was impressed by Virginia Kuhn’s comments about MOOCs. Kuhn was unable to attend the conference but shared her thoughts via a pre-recorded video that I’ve embedded below. Kuhn points out that there were 290 articles about MOOCs in the Chronicle of Higher Education in the last […]
Below you’ll find the recording of our DOLCE [Discussing Online Learning & Collaborative Education] meeting from last month. Gabe Youtsey talked about box.com, and Dave Shepard shared his experience with participating in a MOOC.
Two weeks ago, I attended my first multi-user video webinar, and it was quite an experience! The meeting was for the hybrid course design seminar I am participating in this quarter, led by CETL’s Rosemary Capps. In the screenshot below, you’ll see that our whole class had video feeds streaming, and we could also chat […]
Professor James Carey shares 15 tips and best practices for the uses of digital technology in hybrid and online instruction:
We had a great DOLCE meeting on Friday, April 5. Jim Carey, professor of entomology, discussed his experience teaching the first week of his fully online class; Kristen Ware, graduate student in linguistics, described her experience developing a hybrid course; and Dr. Andy described our initial investigations into learning management systems as alternatives to SmartSite. […]
UC Davis librarian Amy Kautzman shared the below with the graduate student association last month, which features UC Davis professor Jonathan Eisen explaining why and how open access is an important issue for academics to consider.
We had a great conversation at the DOLCE meeting last Friday! Dr. Robert Blake showed us the work he’s been doing to develop hybrid and online versions of Spanish courses at UC Davis, and Dr. John Whitmer talked to us about his research on learner analytics. Dr. Marco Molinaro also shared his investigations into the […]
The February DOLCE Meeting featured Dr. Arnold Bloom, who discussed and demonstrated his online course, “Climate Change,” and Skye Dickensen, a Davis alumnus who shared his experiences with voice recognition software. Watch the video:
Dan Melzer led an excellent workshop on “Designing Online Learning for Multiple Literacies” last Friday. You’ll find the recording below–if you’d like to follow along, you can also download the handout: Designing Online Learning for Multiple Literacies Handout
In the first article of this two-part post, I argued why interactive content embedded in videos is a good technique, but how does one go about creating this sort of content (without the aid of a well-funded platform such as Coursera, Udacity or EdX)? Most often it is done using some sort of eLearning authoring […]