Multimedia: Creating Opportunities for Student Reflection
Recorded: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 @ 9:30 am - 9:50 am HST
Duration: 20 minutes
This general session seeks to explore the incorporation of interactive approaches, including reflective writing and multimedia, in online courses, specifically focusing on interactive elements in the humanities field. As a point of emphasis, the presenters will use case studies from three courses at Kaplan University, “20th Century Art and Humanities,” “History of Medicine,” and “Days that Changed the World,” each of which the presenters designed and/ or revised as well. As part of this goal, the presenters seek to consider the importance of considering multimedia implementation in course design and teaching, using course assignment examples such reflective writing opportunities via graded learning journals, and the use of multimedia such as GoAnimate and PopcornMaker to create weekly audio and video welcome messages. This presentation will also consider the significance of learning styles from both the perspective of a course designer and an instructor, as well as how multimedia tools can also enhance student interaction and both accessibility to, and comprehension of, humanities course content. This presentation aims to encourage conversation regarding how, with useful and comprehensible course content and unlimited access to information, it is possible to cultivate engagement in online undergraduate courses, and subsequently, empower students, particularly in humanities courses, in the pursuit of degree and career advancement.