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Shared Online Video Series on Teaching Online, Indiana University, School of Education 2009-2010 . A series of 27 brief (7-10 minute) videos related to teaching online. (IU School of Ed Instructional Consulting Office)

Video Primers in an Online Repository for e-Teaching and Learning (V-PORTAL)

Online learning is exploding around the planet from K-12 to higher education to corporate and government training environments. Everyone is attempting dealing with this teaching and learning transformation. The School of Education at Indiana University is no exception. As it expanded its online offerings, officials there asked were concerned that few faculty members had been trained how to teach online. The objective was high quality online course development and delivery. To address this issue, IU administrators asked Professor Bonk to create a series of short (10 minute or less) video primers on online teaching and learning. One year in production, these 27 videos were rolled out in late September 2010. They are dubbed the V-PORTAL or "Video Primers in an Online Repository for e-Teaching and Learning." The topics of the video in the V-PORTAL include managing an online course, providing feedback, building community, finding quality supplemental materials, online visual learning, podcast, wiki, and blogging tools and applications, blended learning, global connections and colorations, assessment, plagiarism, and trends for the future (see below for a complete listing). Issues, objectives, and examples for each topic are addressed in each of the 27 shows.

How to Use: Whether you are interested in emerging technologies or innovative pedagogies, this video primer series is for you, What's more, you can watch them on the Web for free from anywhere in the world. You can view them while sitting at home in your pajamas and fuzzy slippers while sipping some hot chocolate, eating lunch at your office desk, or relaxing at a mountain or lakeside retreat. Each lesson is delivered to you in 10 minutes or less. You might give certificates out to employees who watch and reflect on how they might use ideas found in each one of them. Alternatively, you can request Curt Bonk, the host and developer of all 27 shows, to give you and your staff a personal overview of any of these topics. Such a session--live or online--might last just 15 or 30 minutes or expand into a 1, 2, or 3 day workshop. In any case, your instructors, instructional designers, and administrators will be much better prepared for the highly interesting and complex world of online teaching and learning. Enjoy these free video primers in the V-PORTAL! Nowhere else on the planet will you find such an assembly of knowledge related to online teaching and learning.

Acknowledgment: We want to acknowledge and publicly express thanks to the School of Education at Indiana University in Bloomington which funded this highly valuable and momentous production effort. In particular, the IU School of Education Instructional Consulting office and the Instructional Systems Technology (IST) Department played key roles in their planning, generation, and dissemination.

Shared Online Video Series on Teaching Online, Indiana University, School of Education

"Video Primers in an Online Repository for e-Teaching and Learning" (V-PORTAL). Each of these videos is brief (7-10 minutes) and related to teaching and learning online. (IU School of Ed Instructional Consulting Office; includes links to videos, talk handouts, additional Web resources, and feedback form) (Bonk YouTube site for faster access to these 27 videos)

  1. Planning an Online Course
  2. Managing an Online Course: General
  3. Managing an Online Course: Discussion Forums
  4. Providing Feedback
  5. Reducing Plagiarism
  6. Building Community
  7. Building Instructor and Social Presence
  8. Online Relationships: Student-Student, Student-Instructor, Student-Practitioner, Student-Self
  9. Fostering Online Collaboration/Teaming
  10. Finding Quality Supplemental Materials
  11. Blended Learning: General
  12. Blended Learning: Implementation
  13. Blended Learning: The Future
  14. Online Writing and Reflection Activities
  15. Online Visual Learning
  16. Using Existing Online Video Resources
  17. Webinars and Webcasts
  18. Podcasting Uses and Applications
  19. Wiki Uses and Applications
  20. Blog Uses and Applications
  21. Collaborative Tool Uses and Applications
  22. Hands-On/Experiential Learning
  23. Coordinating Online Project, Problem, and Product-Based Learning
  24. Global Connections and Collaborations
  25. Assessing Student Online Learning
  26. Ending, Archiving, Updating, and Reusing an Online Course
  27. Trends on the Horizon