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Thursday, May 05, 2016

How Do I Create and Implement Microlectures? | MAGNA PUBLICATIONS

So how do you keep students’ attention when they’re faced with countless distractions? 

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Jean Mandernach, PhD, executive director of the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching at Grand Canyon University, says part of the solution is “microlectures.” She explains what they are and how to use them in the 20-Minute Mentor video, How Do I Create and Implement Microlectures?

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In How Do I Create and Implement Microlectures? Jean Mandernach, Ph.D., reveals what recent research says about student attention spans and the implications for those who teach classes online.

She explains exactly what is competing for your students’ attention, how much time you have in which to win that battle, and how microlectures can help you prevail against myriad distractions and temptations.

In the course of the presentation, Dr. Mandernach defines what microlectures are, identifies the three goals microlectures will help you achieve, discusses sources of externally produced lectures, and outlines the process for developing your own microlectures, including how to:
  • Create a lesson plan for each lecture
  • Capture and keep interest
  • Determine optimal length and proper focus
  • Choose and use tech tools to develop your microlectures
  • Create lectures that can have broader use beyond a specific class
  • Maintain control over quality of each lecture
  • Integrate lecture lessons with other coursework
  • Use microlectures as just-in-time resources for individual students
In addition to Dr. Mandernach’s video presentation, you’ll also receive an invaluable list of recommended resources, along with sample documents, development guidelines, full transcripts, a certificate of completion, and other helpful materials.

At the end of this fast-paced program, you’ll be able to:
  • Create personalized microlectures using Web 2.0 technology
  • Source high-quality microlectures from a variety of external providers
  • Fully integrate microlectures into your online classroom
  • Boost learning, engagement, and student satisfaction
Keep the focus on learning in your online classes. Discover how microlectures can help you capture and keep attention; order How Do I Create and Implement Microlectures? today!

Source: Magna Publications

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