Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Shepherding Online Studentxs

I am researching ways to work with online students who are not faring well in their classes.  This short video gives a nice summary of a "shepherding" method used to reach out to students using mentors (who sometimes can even be the student's teacher).

The one below is by George Mason University professor Jered Borup who is doing research on mentors for online students.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

How to Show a Portion of a YouTube Video

Have you ever wanted to show a portion of a video you find on YouTube rather than fumbling in class for the exact portion of it?  If you watch the top video you can create the url link very easily. Depending on the feed you have for YouTube, you can also do it right on YouTube (second video).

If you have a list of videos (as most teachers do), below is how you can do it right from your playlist.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Inforgraphic Creator

Thanks to Zak McNamara who found HubSpot that offers a number of digital opportunities for groups looking to market themselves.  But above it talks and shows what is meant by an infographic. They are free to create and would jazz up online communities/classes or student projects.   Here is where you get access to the templates.