Today’s students are accustomed to continuous movement and visual stimulation. This session explores free and low-cost tools that can help increase student engagement in online courses. Tools that are discussed include Powtoon, audio editing, podcasting, screen capture software, streaming videos using PowerPoint, and more. The goal when using these tools is to reach students “where they are.” The webinar facilitator demonstrates each of the tools she uses in her classes and discusses the most appropriate uses of the tools for various subject matters, audiences, and learning objectives. In addition, with an eye towards new guidelines involving accessibility (i.e., Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, Section 255 of the Communications Act), the facilitator also discusses the ability to use these tools to make your courses available to all students.
Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan, Associate Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage – Kodiak College, has worked in the public-sector as a health care administrator for 24 years before becoming a teacher. She holds a terminal degree in educational leadership and leads two departments at the college. Distance educational development is her passion, and she continuously finds new ways to present course materials in ways that meet students’ needs.
Only those attending the LIVE webinar will receive a certificate of attendance. Thank you!