Thinking of You: Q&A for Online Faculty

Thinking of You: Q&A for Online Faculty

By Camille Freeman
Q&A for Online Faculty. I cover topics relating to designing and teaching online classes with love, compassion, and humanity based on my experience as a professor in an online MS in Nutrition program. Questions welcome: thinkingofyoupodcast@gmail.com! #digitalpedagogy #highered
Cover art photo provided by Isaac Mehegan on Unsplash: unsplash.com/@isaacmehegan
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13 | How to Stay on Top of Your Grading
As the semester winds down for many faculty across the States, many people are buried beneath a pile of assignments to grade. In this episode, I offer a straightforward way to think about how much time you have to grade, how to schedule it into your calendar, and how to set up your online courses to work around submissions that you'd like to focus on more deeply. Please send questions my way: thinkingofyoupodcast@gmail.com or post on my website. 
08:14
April 15, 2019
12 | Ideas for "Getting to Know You" in Week 1
It's finals week! In honor of wrapping up one trimester while simultaneously preparing for the next, I share some ideas about creating interesting and fun "Getting to Know You" activities for week 1 of your online courses. For more info or to submit questions, visit my website. 
07:17
April 11, 2019
11 | How to Address Academic Integrity Violations
Ah, plagiarism. The word that causes a sinking feeling in every educator's heart. In this week's episode, I discuss a few quick tips for handling academic integrity issues, and some thoughts on crafting assignments that don't lend themselves to plagiarism. I'd love to hear your strategies and ideas: thinkingofyoupodcast@gmail.com or www.camillefreeman.com/podcast 
10:05
April 2, 2019
10 | How to Handle Letter of Recommendation Requests
I've developed a process for handling letter of recommendation requests, which I outline in this episode. You can see my website page for students who want to request letters, and the one with instructions to be used after I've agreed to the request. (Many thanks to Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom and Dr. Tricia Matthew for sharing their guidelines. I highly recommend following both on Twitter and elsewhere.). If you have other ways of handling letters of recommendation, I'd love to hear about them: thinkingofyoupodcast@gmail.com or leave a comment on my website. Thanks for listening! 
08:20
March 25, 2019
9 | Mid-Term Survey Logistics and Learning New Things
I cover a follow-up question about Episode 6: Mid-Term Surveys and talk about what it feels like to be a beginner. I'd love to hear from you! Please send your comments and questions to thinkingofyoupodcast@gmail.com. 
08:18
March 19, 2019
8 | A Discussion About Discussion Boards
Wherein I go on a small rant about when and how to use discussion boards in online courses. Thoughts? Ideas? thinkingofyoupodcast@gmail.com or leave your feedback here. 
14:33
March 11, 2019
7 | Quiz Settings in your Course
In today's episode, I discuss some ideas for setting up quizzes in our course, including whether to allow repeated attempts, when to reveal answers, and so forth. I highly recommend the website https://www.retrievalpractice.org/, which transformed the way I think about quizzing in my physiology I course. If you have questions, comments, or quizzing tips/ideas, I'd love to hear from you: thinkingofyoupodcast@gmail.com 
07:05
March 4, 2019
6 | Should you Distribute a Mid-Term Survey
Should you send out a mid-term survey in your online course? If so, what kinds of questions work well? Click here for a link to one of my most recent mid-term surveys, which you're free to use or modify for your own course. As always, I love receiving questions and comments. Reach out any time! thinkingofyoupodcast@gmail.com 
06:36
February 26, 2019
5 | Loving our Students
A slightly-belated Valentine's Day episode! A few thoughts on loving our students, even when it's challenging. 
06:05
February 18, 2019
4 | How to Communicate with your Online Students
Thoughts on how to best communicate with your online students individually and as a group. Please share your thoughts and questions by emailing thinkingofyoupodcast@gmail.com or on my website here.  Link to the Remind app I mentioned. 
09:54
January 21, 2019
3 | How to Add Student Agency to Our Online Courses
Here are a handful of ideas for adding student agency to your online course, even if you weren't the one who designed it. I'd love to hear your ideas, comments, and questions. How do you add agency to your online courses? Email thinkingofyoupodcast@gmail.com or submit online here.  * A video tour showing how I incorporate student choice into my Pathophysiology course * Tricider: a free tool for brainstorming and voting on ideas * FlipGrid: a free tool that simplifies video responses. I'll do a separate blog post on this soon! 
08:59
January 17, 2019
2 | Humanize your Instructor Bio
Thoughts on how and why to humanize your instructor bio.  See also this excellent article in Faculty Focus by Evan Kropp: Using Your Instructor Bio to Humanize Course, Reduce Student Anxiety Here is a link to the Teaching Complexity webinar series.   Please send feedback and questions to thinkingofyoupodcast@gmail.com or submit here. 
06:53
January 7, 2019
1 | Should I Open All Course Content in Week 1?
Should you open all of the weeks in your online course from the beginning, or should you release content slowly over the course of the trimester? We'll consider this question through the student lens. Please share your thoughts and/or questions about teaching online here or via email: thinkingofyoupodcast@gmail.com 
06:36
January 3, 2019
Trailer | About the Podcast
Meet Camille and learn why this podcast is called "Thinking of You." 
04:41
December 31, 2018
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