Well designed online courses are the result of intentional choices and attention to details that often go unnoticed. Quality Matters is an organization dedicated to improving the design of online courses. Learn how we are leveraging the QM rubric to improve courses at Kirkwood Community College.
Learn more about Quality Matters at https://www.qualitymatters.org/
Kirkwood Employee Link to our QM list: goo.gl/LKy9le
http://amzn.com/0465050654 (The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman)
Curating the web is an essential skill and there are tools to help. Sites mentioned in this episode:
Zoom.us offers a simple interface and incredible quality solution for real-time web-based meetings. Helpful for distance learning synchronous sessions or office hours as well as meetings, mini-lecture recordings, and even instant messaging.
Sites mentioned: http://www.zoom.us
Padlet.com is a collaborative web app for collecting text, images, videos, links and more. It's like a virtual bulletin board for sticky notes. Code for embedding a padlet board into your LMS is also readily available.
View the T4LT Padlet
A video production app for an imagined "future of video on the web" is here today with TouchCast. Free to download on the Apple App Store or as a Desktop version for Windows 7 or 8. Add video app elements to your video as you record - you become the talent, producer and editor all in one.
Interlude.fm is a mashup video + branching scenario editor. And it's more than that as the scripting platform they call the Treehouse allows for loops and skips and a menu layer over the video. An app like this will require some planning and storyboarding, but the results can be really engaging.
A few notable videos to check out:
Khan Academy - Basic Fractions Demo: http://in.fm/v/AnprBM
Doona Instructions Interactive: http://in.fm/v/V1xQGA
Panera Interactive Training: http://in.fm/v/MYOprA
Healthcare Example: http://in.fm/v/V1wpGz