December 2, 2016

PA026: Recording Videos for Your Classes, Part 2


This week, we continue our discussion on recording videos for our courses. We discuss recording techniques using a variety of recording methods. One of the most important things that goes into your welcome video is a brief explanation about who you are and why you love to teach. This initial introduction helps to humanize the course and sends of message of approachability.

November 18, 2016

PA025: Recording Videos for Your Classes


This week we discuss some of the things that go into recording videos for our classes. We begin by asking the question, Why videos? Jim makes the comment that if you do only one video for your course, make it your introduction and welcome to class. Students appreciate a welcome video because it helps them to get to know who you are and what you are all about. We then discuss the purpose of our videos followed by a discussion of the equipment we use. Next week, we will continue with a look at technique and how to upload your videos.

November 4, 2016

PA024: Reflecting on Interviews from the Teaching Professor Technology Conference


Over the past four weeks, we have shared with you four interviews we recorded at the Teaching Professor Technology Conference held in Atlanta. On our show this week, Beth and I reflect on these interviews and discuss some of the ways we can apply the ideas shared in our own courses.

October 28, 2016

PA023: The Illusion of Rigor, an Interview with Dr. Ike Shibley


A common belief among instructors is if we make learning so easy for the knowledge to get into the brain, maybe we’re doing the students a disservice. Dr. Ike Shibley has a response to that:

“My job as a teacher is to help students learn [the subject matter] in as efficient a manner possible so that they can put it in long-term memory and they can then use that in subsequent courses.”

October 21, 2016

PA022: Creating and Managing Successful Online Faculty Learning Communities, An Interview with Dr. Jennifer Goode


In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Goode to discuss the opportunities provided by Faculty Learning Communities (FLC’s), an established method of small-group faculty development. She addresses the challenges in managing them, including participation, commitment, follow-through, and the ability focus on goals—all of which are magnified if the faculty members are geographically separated. She also shares with us many of the positive outcomes and benefits from FLC’s and how they can be implemented at any institution. One of the interesting things about this is the competitive application process to take part in the FLC’s.

October 14, 2016

PA021: Leveraging Technology to Maximize Teaching Effectiveness, An Interview with Dr. Jean Mandernach


On this episode, we sat down with Dr. Jean Mandernach at the Teaching Professor Technology Conference and discussed leveraging technology to maximize teaching effectiveness. We also discussed her presentation, One Size Doesn’t Fit All, and Pedagogy First, a tool to help instructors select the most appropriate instructional technology for their class.