WebEx

Preaching to the online choir

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This past spring and summer, two Eastern Mennonite Seminary online courses – both taught by adjunct professor and EMU/CJP alumna, Laura Brenneman – featured creative uses of our real-time web conferencing platform, WebEx. At EMU, WebEx is integrated into our Moodle environment, giving instructors easy access to real-time virtual interactions with their online students. The… Read more »

Seminary experiments with live sessions & video in online course

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This just-concluded spring semester was the first time an online course offered at Eastern Mennonite Seminary made use of synchronous online activities, which we facilitate through WebEx. In ed-tech lingo, “synchronous” describes any activity that takes place in real-time, in online/virtual space. This is a particularly important moment for EMS because they have been doing… Read more »

Case study: Highly synchronous online course

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Hand-drawn visualization of our online classroom, matching technologies with familiar objects. (Click for full-size.)

At risk of sounding like a broken record, I’m going to write again about my first significant online course design and facilitation experience: the online restorative justice class at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), which ran this past spring (and will run again this coming spring). It was what I would characterize as… Read more »

Partnering with faculty for online instructional design

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Photo by Teo Romera via Flickr

This week I found a helpful article by Laura Lea on the Moodlerooms blog… Best Practices: Sharing the Lanes of Design and Facilitation in Online Courses I’ll get back to this article in a minute, but first let me set some context for how it factors into my work… In my role as Distance Learning… Read more »