Filtering the Information Flood: Strategies for Effectively Teaching Online
These are resources for Wesley Fryer's keynote, "Filtering the Information Flood: Strategies for Effectively Teaching Online" at the 2011 Texas Virtual Schools Network (TxVSN) Online Conference.
Description: Are you dealing with TMI (Too Much Information) in your online teaching? Clay Shirky points out TMI issues often result from "filter failure." In this session we will explore a variety of strategies to more effectively filter information we share with students and receive from them online. We'll also explore ways we can use web-based audio recording tools to provide personalized and efficient feedback to our students for assessments.
These materials by Wesley A. Fryer are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Contact details for Wesley are available.
- Course Communication Tool Evolution
- Open web blogs for students
- Open web versus closed web publishing
- Google Profiles
- Web Feeds (channels or rivers of content)
- Google Reader Bundles
- Advantages of an information dashboard
- Creating a Google Reader Bundle (how-to)
- Subscribe to website as a channel in Google Reader
- Examples: T4T Spring 2011, Education blogs
- FAQ blog
- Personal examples
- Student examples
- More screencasting resources
- Diigo Group for Shared Bookmarking
- Social Bookmarking (draft PI4BL chapter)
- SMS Alerts
- Course FaceBook Page: Options for Feeding
- Using Audio for feedback and assessment
- Audio resources in "Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing"
- Final exam study guide phonecast example