Click through to read this weeks links: We have a computer science professor who gives students feedback via audio commentary, productivity strategies for professors, and an article about how students use social media. Enjoy!
Mentioning e-learning to people is likewise liable to elicit a lot of different ideas. Mention “e-learning at William & Mary” and that situation weights an already fuzzy topic with all the stakes of another: an older and more storied one, a proud and precious one, laced with tradition and values. The two might seem juxtaposed, the one impersonal as a glowing screen observed by a lone student, the other more like the warm glow of the Yule Log on the faces of a host of students. How can these things ever go together? In this post, John addresses this question.
The Internet is full of blog posts and articles about productivity, and much of those are about managing your email. Figuring out how to manage one’s email inbox can help you feel much more efficient with your time — there’s nothing like an empty inbox to make you feel like you’re on top of things. The key for managing your email is figuring out what works for you to feel in control of your inbox and reduce email-related anxiety. I’ve put together a few tips and resources for email management in this post.
Cued-up audio files of film commentary are becoming more popular. Independently recording audio commentary for a film avoids copyright issues and could let you provide students with pre-recorded information they can listen to along with an assigned film. In this post, Kim talks about the ways that the idea of independent audio commentary could help instructors use media in the classroom.