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Growing Online Learning Conference

Archive of 2020 Growing Online Conference

Making Instructional Videos Really Work for Instructors & Students

Jenny Pecora
Professor English Composition
Kankakee Community College

Trisha Dandurand
Professor English
Kankakee Community College


Over time our approaches to creating and using instructional videos has changed, partly in response to changing technologies and partly in response to specific problems (like spending too much time creating videos or students not even watching them). We’d like to address common issues and discuss how we can make instructional videos really work for instructors and students. We’ll share research on modern best practices and recommendations for creating and using instructional videos in f2f, hybrid, and online classes; we’ll also share ideas for using programs such as PowerPoint and YouTube, free online screencasting tools (like Screencast-o-Matic), and paid services like VidGrid. We’ll also open up the conversation to discuss the challenges attendees face when creating and using instructional videos as well as their own best practices. We hope for everyone to walk away with new ideas to try out!
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Leveraging your institution LMS to increase Faculty Presence in Online Courses

Dr. Selom Assignon
Instructional Design Manager
Harold Washington College


Instructors play an important role in enhancing interaction and communication among students. This role is even more critical in cyberspace where students do not have the opportunity to get instant feedback like in a face to face environment. This presentation will discuss how online instructors can leverage their institution Learning Management System to increase their online presence and promote active student engagement and participation, which may positively affect retention and success rates in online courses.
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You've got to Connect!

Kona Jones
Director, Online Learning
Richland Community College


Teachers who humanize their online course create powerful and impactful learning environments that intrinsically motivate students to do more than the minimum. When students feel like their teacher truly cares about them as a person, as well as their success in the course, it creates a foundation of trust that promotes more meaningful interactions and learning. What does this type of learning environment look like in the online classroom? How does it function? What is the true impact on students and learning outcomes? Connecting with students can be the spark that not only inspires the students but the instructor as well. This presentation will delve into these topics and examples of their impact on students.
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Increasing Faculty Presence in an Online Speech Course

Dr. Carolyn Stevenson
Speech Faculty
Harold Washington College


In an online learning environment, students’ interaction and engagement depends in various factors, one of which is instructor’s presence. This presentation will discuss ways online speech instructors can create a strong classroom presence through personalized welcome videos, weekly announcements, online office hours, live sessions and student outreach, which ultimately promote student success in the course.
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The Online Facilitation Instrument - A Helping Hand for the New-to-Online Faculty Member

Jenny Henrikson
Instructional & Distance Education Design Specialist
Harper College


We all know that strong course design and consistent facilitation are both imperative for student success in online courses. There are many rubrics and guides available for creating and reviewing the design of courses, but there are fewer quality tools available for guiding faculty members through the course facilitation process. Harper College has found a valuable option that we provide to all new faculty who are teaching online or hybrid courses. Let’s delve into the easy-to-follow Online Facilitation Instrument that is open for use by all!
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For more information, contact Jeff Newell - jeff.newell@illinois.gov