The Micro-Lecture

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Eye contact is key to connecting with your viewers. Put a sticky or googly eyes near your camera to remind you to look up.

Short, focused discussions of key concepts or ideas can be a great way to support student learning when they’re working independently or at a distance. This summer I’m teaching a fully online course and one of my big concerns for online teaching is maintaining a high level of student engagement. One of the ways I’m approaching this is through regular use of focused 5-minute videos.

Take a look at my post on GradHacker about some strategies for recording your own micro-lecture.