Creating and Sustaining Course Presence: Teleconferencing, Online Video, and Virtual Worlds for Teaching Environments with Elizabeth Losh (3/5/2009)


Using all EEE Tools (including Chat, Sign-Up Sheets, etc.)


Presence and Class Websites

Soliciting input from students: Before and After

Thinking about profile pages: wiki and HTML solutions


Using the Learning Studio

Ways to manage attention by projecting student content from laptops and tablets

Feedback from students on the class blog (and reflections from the year before)


Using Teleconferencing

Digital Rhetoric Course with James Kotecki

Student Criticism


Using Online Video

Video Introductions: sample

Instructional and Policy Videos: sample

Recording Special Events: Faculty Panel on Blogging

Videos with Student Work (Sample 1 and Sample 2)

Presence for Faculty Authors: Promoting Columbia University Press Books

What not to do


Class Space in Virtual Worlds

Initial Critique from Students

Using "guest speakers" like David Denton

Allowing for "sandbox" experiences


Questions for Reflection:

1) Is the aim of using computational media and distributed networks intended to establish authority or encourage participation?

2) Does one go indie or institutional? How much does one use existing course management tools? (2007 vs 2008)

3) Does one use proprietary commercial software or free and open-source products? Mixing solutions.

More about the course philosophy here