Here are 10 common active learning strategies to include in your online classes. The goal is engagement with the materials, concepts, and each other. Let us know what active strategies you use or will use in the future.
Creating accessible content is essential whether your course is online or face-to-face. And if you are finding content on the web, how can you check to see if it is accessible? We talk about some of the common ways to plan and check for accessibility in your digital materials. And here are a few more resources you might enjoy...
WebAIM Word and Powerpoint Accessibility
WebAIM Color Contract Checker
DIY Accessibility Checking from Portland Community College
Closed Captioning in Course Videos
Highlighting a few of the more recent updates in our Brightspace instance called Talon. Included in this episode are the Video Assignment tool, the Date Manager and the Activity Feed widget. As the title suggests, these are live features as of June 2018.
Open textbooks are taking some long strides into the future. Catch up with Emily and Kate Hess on some of the current trends and opportunities. Sites mentioned in this episode: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/ https://lumenlearning.com/ https://openstax.org/ https://www.saylor.org/books/ https://bccampus.ca/ http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/