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Don't Be Boring: Free Tools Create Social Presence in Your Course

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Presenter(s)
Ann Musgrove (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Session Information
July 7, 2015 - 4:30pm
Institutional Level: 
Multiple
Audience Level: 
All
Session Type: 
Technology Test Kitchen Demonstration
Location: 
Plaza Foyer
Session Duration: 
50 Minutes
Session: 
Concurrent Session 3
Abstract

This presentation will demonstrate how to use fun free tools to create a strong social presence in your online course.

Extended Abstract

Online courses can be a lonely experience if you don't actively encourage and engage your learners. This presentation will demonstrate how to use fun free tools to keep your class or workshop from being a bore. Tellagami is an app available on both mac and android OS that lets you easily create an avatar and give it your own voice. You can use a background from the Tellagami library or use one of your own photos. Why not snap a quick picture of your computer keyboard and use it as a background? There are many of these create your own avatar programs but Tellagami is simple to use and produces a great product. You can use Tellagami to let your learners introduce themselves to the online class with their smart phones or tablets. A great app to introduce topics, and keep your learners on track.

Are you looking for a new twist to a discussion? Create a Padlet online poster to share videos, photos, and text. This is a fun ice breaker for online introductions. Padlet can handle more serious discussion topics too and support the topic in a multimedia environment. Padlet is perfect for any project that benefits from a timeline. It's a media rich collaborative process where everyone can pitch in.

There's something that really connects you to others when they hear your voice. One of the easiest presentation tools use your voice is Adobe Voice. Currently only available on the iPad, it can create stunning professional presentations without the confusion of a timeline tool. You can drag and drop images from their library or yours. Adding your voice is as simple as holding down the microphone icon.

Lead Presenter

Dr. Ann Musgrove is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at Florida Atlantic University. She enjoys working with faculty and administrative teams to create, administer and deliver meaningful, flexible, learning environments. Ann has extensive experience designing professional development programs for instructors transitioning into online and blended learning environments. She embraces the philosophy of “Pedagogy before Technology”. Currently Ann teaches education courses online and face to face at both the graduate and undergraduate level and has been teaching online for over 15 years. She is actively involved with both the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and Quality Matters (QM). She facilitates and creates workshops for OLC and has completed OLC’s Online Teaching Certificate (OTC) program. Ann found the OTC learning experience to be transformational and continues to support this valuable program by facilitating the foundation workshop and mentoring students in the program. Two courses she has developed have been nationally recognized by QM. Her QM experiences include serving as an Institution Representative and a master course reviewer. She also facilitates the online versions of the QM cornerstone workshop “Applying the Quality Matters Rubric”, "Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery" and "Peer Review Certification".