Lesson Development with Media

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Resources for
Exploration

6 Online Presentation Tips
from 60-Second Lectures

Jeff Cobb, Mission to Learn

Author shares best
practices on being concise
and storytelling:

> go.nmc.org/6-online

Best Practice for Online
Lecture Development (PDF)

James Madison University

Tips for developing
engaging lectures:

> go.nmc.org/best

Northeastern University
Online Instructor
Resource Center

Northeastern University

This web page provides
resources for developing
online content:

> go.nmc.org/northeastern

Depending on how you choose to introduce, curate, or present the learning topics, creative applications of media can further engage learners in the material. A traditional lecture style approach to teaching is not effective in the online classroom. Simply posting your slides within a learning management system does not leverage the interactive learning opportunities available in this dynamic environment.

The integration of media and technology can:

  • Introduce and guide main concepts
  • Generate interest in a subject
  • Reinforce confusing or complex ideas
  • Frame overarching themes
  • Set the stage for an activity
  • Curate a particular approach for how the learner should explore a topic

There are a wide variety of free resources available online to help you create or enhance your lessons with media. Instructors can leverage tools, such as the ones outlined below, to develop dynamic, engaging learning activities.

  • Animation
  • Audio Editing
  • Blogging
  • Bookmarking
  • Copyright Free Media
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Image Editing
  • Instructional Videos
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Mind Mapping
  • Photo Sharing
  • Presentations
  • RSS Aggregators
  • Slide Sharing
  • Social Networks
  • Storage
  • Surveys
  • Timelines
  • Video Editing
  • Video Hosting

Access a detailed list of free Web 2.0 tools.