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Avoiding Shovelware: A DIY Approach to Online Course Presentations

Steven Crawford (Arizona State University, USA)
Session Information
July 8, 2014 - 4:30pm
Faculty Development & Student Support
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Best Practices
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
Audience Level: 
Session Type: 
Information Session
Governor's Square 17
Session Duration: 
50 Minutes
Information Session 3

What are the best practices and tools for developing online presentations without expert media support?

Extended Abstract

When a faculty member begins to move their lectures online to support the flipped classroom or blended learning, they will often just replicate their full classroom presentation. One reason is because they are not familiar with any other way to present content, except as a 50-minute presentation. Another factor is that they may that they believe they need expensive multimedia programs and developers to create engaging online presentations.

In this session we will explore the best practices of how to create online course presentations and the tools that can be use to create them. We will look at ways to transform classroom presentations into online presentations that are developed to engage students as well as be reusable. Research that provides guidance on how to best redesign and organize content so that we move beyond shovelware will be discussed.

However, a common question is: "how can I create these online presentations without the support of a multimedia staff?" Often faculty members do not have the experience or time to learn to use expensive multimedia tools for developing online presentations. During the session we will explore various inexpensive and free tools that can be used to develop online presentations on desktop computers, mobile devices, and tablets.

At the end of this session, the participants will be able to:
* Describe the characteristics of minilectures
* Explain the evidence that supports the design of a minilecture
* Identify when video use is appropriate in online presentations
* Discover mobile computing tools for creating online presentations
* Discover desktop computing tools for creating online presentations

Lead Presenter

Steven has worked in higher education for over fifteen years in a variety of roles. During this time, he has worked with faculty to develop materials for online delivery either for fully online or blended courses. He is a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer, QM Licensed Facilitator, and a MERLOT Peer Reviewer.

Currently he is the Project Manager, Instructional Design at E3: Evaluation & Educational Excellence within Educational Support Services at ASU Health Solutions. In this role, he oversees the multimedia, instructional, and communication services support group for classroom, blended, and online learning.