Filtering the Information Flood: Strategies for Effectively Teaching Online

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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.

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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.

Flooded Cleveland (LOC)

(via: Wylio)

Presentation Slides

Highlighted Resources:

  1. Course Communication Tool Evolution
    1. Spring 2010
    2. Spring 2011
  2. Open web blogs for students
    1. Open web versus closed web publishing
    2. Google Profiles
    3. Web Feeds (channels or rivers of content)
  3. Google Reader Bundles
    1. Advantages of an information dashboard
    2. Creating a Google Reader Bundle (how-to)
    3. Subscribe to website as a channel in Google Reader
    4. Examples: T4T Spring 2011, Education blogs
  4. FAQ blog
  5. Screencasting
    1. Definition
    2. Screenr
    3. Personal examples
    4. Student examples
    5. More screencasting resources
  6. Diigo Group for Shared Bookmarking
    1. Social Bookmarking (draft PI4BL chapter)
    2. Example
  7. SMS Alerts
    1. TextMarks
  8. Course FaceBook Page: Options for Feeding
    1. T4T Class Facebook Example
    2. TwitterFeed (screencast)
    3. RSS Grafitti
  9. Using Audio for feedback and assessment
    1. Audio resources in "Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing"
    2. Final exam study guide phonecast example