Tutorials for Collaborate Ultra

When conducting live, synchronous sessions in online classes there are several tools that are available. Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate, Skype, and GoToMeeting are all tools that have been used by faculty members over the past few years to interact with students in a manner similar to the face-to-face classroom. Historically, here at KSU, we have provided […]

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Using Intelligent Agents to Develop Presence in your Online Courses

When you hear the term “Artificial Intelligence” what images are conjured up from the depths of your subconscious? For me, I am immediately reminded of the Hollywood versions. Robots such as Rosie from The Jetsons, Robot from Lost in Space, and HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey are all cinematized examples of artificial intelligence where machines act […]

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Incorporating Synchronous Sessions into your Online Courses

There are three fundamental types of interaction in an online course: learner-instructor,  learner-content, and learner-learner. I would venture to say that as online instructors we have a very good grip on one of these three. Thoughts on which one it might be? Of course, it’s learner-content interaction. Assignments, assessments, activities, etc. are all considered learner-content […]

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Rethinking the Discussion Board

Have you ever received a positive evaluation comment when it comes to the discussion board assignments in your class? If you are anything like a colleague of mine then your answer is probably “No”. I was having this conversation recently about discussion boards, their use in online courses, and how the term “discussion” has really […]

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