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The E-Course Builder Podcast
48 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
The Office Hour Initiative & Signals of Success - Interview with Dr. Jenny Billings & Melissa Reid - Episode 11
On today’s episode, I speak with Dr. Jenny Billings & Professor Melissa Reid, Department Chairs of English and Math respectively at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Specifically, we go over two initiatives they developed around virtual office hours and a related early alert system for academic intervention. If you're wanting to provide better access to your students at the exact point they need help, then this is the episode to check out! Here's some additional information on the initiatives covered: Office Hour Initiative: https://independenttribune.com/cit/rowan-cabarrus-community-college-english-chair-is-a-statewide-star-act/article_8ee63fdc-a6f9-5682-9d16-b40b72853c1e.html https://www.ednc.org/perspective-a-unique-partnership-but-not-a-unique-mission/ Signals of Success: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWg3KOSWUk4
37 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Using Simulations in Your Online Course - Interview - Alice Willenbrink - Episode 10
On today’s episode, I speak to Alice Willenbrink: Customer Success Manager at Cengage learning and expert on the implementation of not only courseware but simulations for online and hybrid courses. We discuss the the opportunities simulations can afford an online class, when and how they are best utilized, and options for creating your own simulation experiences.
36 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Onboarding Faculty - Interview with Matthew Anneken - Episode 9
On today’s episode I interview Matthew Anneken, Senior Account Executive at Cengage Learning and also, or relevance to today’s podcast an instructor at Thomas More College for the course Fundamentals of Business and Academic Writing. Matthew lives in two worlds: as course implementer and then as an facilitator. Today we discuss best practices for onboarding faculty and adjuncts to online courses. How do we best prepare our teachers to teach a synchronous or asynchronous course when there is a range of technical ability and savvy? Tune in to find out!
19 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Diversity and Inclusion: 11 Ways To Enhance Them In Your Online Course - Episode 8
On today's episode we go over not only why Diversity and Inclusion are essential considerations for your online courses but also 11 ways you can seek to enhance them right now. It's never too late to make your class more accessible and foster a culture of learning that will benefit everyone!
41 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Building Online Course Community - Interview - Rob Brubaker - Episode 7
On today's episode I interview Rob Brubaker, host and creator of the Build Your Better Boat podcast and a thriving online Facebook Group. We discuss how to sustain this sense of community and engagement in your online courses and groups. Here's a link to the Build Your Better Boat "Brucast": https://anchor.fm/rob-brubaker/episodes/Build-Your-Better-Boat-ehio1t And here's a link to the engaging Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bybb1 https://www.facebook.com/groups/bybb1
44 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
ADDIE vs Rapid Prototyping For Online Course Building - Interview with Courtney Johnson - Episode 6
On today's episode I interview Courtney Johnson, Instructional Designer extraordinaire! In particular we go over two popular methods for building online courses: ADDIE and Rapid Prototyping. What are these methods? How do they work? And which one the best for building your courses? Tune in to find out!
19 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
The Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning - Episode 5
On today's episode, we go over the main consideration for using video and media in your online course. Namely, we'll look at the 3 assumptions found in Mayer's Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning and how they can be applied to your course building. And you'll learn about little storage boxes found in your brain! Here's my affiliate link to Camtasia (the video creation software I recommend): https://techsmith.z6rjha.net/o2m6m *Sound Effects brought to you by https://freesound.org/, Creative Commons License
20 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
How to Survive the Tech Support Apocalypse - Episode 4
On today's episode we go over 10 best practices for you to survive your online course's inevitable "tech support apocalypse." Stop living with the dread of all those student emails flooding in and start equipping yourself with the ideas that we go over in the episode! Software Referenced: Screencast-O-Matic - https://screencast-o-matic.com/ TechSmith Capture - https://techsmith.z6rjha.net/Vr9oO Example of a System Check - https://ng.cengage.com/static/browsercheck/index.html
11 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Digital Muscle Memory & How to Build It - Episode 3
On today's episode we go over how to build "digital muscle memory" to acquire new software and hardware skills as an online course builder. Overwhelmed at the thought of incorporating and learning new technologies & courseware into your course? Then this episode is for you!
18 minutes | Sep 26, 2020
Using Backwards Design to Build Your Online Course - Episode 2
On today's episode, we cover how you can use the 3 stage method of backwards design to build a purposeful and effective online course, as outlined in the famous book Understanding by Design by Wiggins & McTighe. *Sound Effects brought to you by https://freesound.org/, Creative Commons License
8 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
The E-Course Builder Podcast - Plan, Tools, Build, Teach - Episode 1
Welcome to the inaugural episode for The E-Course Builder Podcast! My name is Alex Rosen, digital and instructional design coach. I started this podcast for e-course designers & teachers who want to build courses online that produce authentic learning & engaging experiences. On today's episode we look at the main framework of topics that we'll be covering in upcoming episodes: Plan, Tools, Build, and Teach. I look forward to sharing my experiences and learning from those I interview on the show!
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