I came across a great 10-minute video featured on Standford+Connects from Tina Seelig, a professor from Stanford University. Seelig talks about “A Crash Course on Creativity” she taught in an online course. If you’re looking for advice administering an online course and insight into potential obstacles, this video is for you!
One great point Seeling makes halfway through the video is in regards to individual assignments. “You need to do an individual assignment first to see who is actively involved.” As a student who has taken online courses, this is very true. Some students are simply observing or in the backline during an online class while others are actively engaged. This activity will help segregate the class into those 2 groups.
Towards the end of the video, Seelig talks about an interesting project she assigned to her students and the entertaining and surprising results she collected. This is a great example of creative design that has been successfully implemented into an online course.
What are your experiences?
- Have you taken a memorable online course that was very engaging?
- Do you prefer learning online or offline?
- Should educators incorporate technology into curriculum?
I would love to hear from you!
Thanks for reading.