Pete Seel

Enhance Your Online Learning Experience with Multimedia Resources

For the past decade I’ve added multimedia content to my lectures and presentations—both for on-campus classes and those hosted online. I’ve found that, especially in online courses, the addition of photos, graphics, and videos has transformed formerly dry, text-based instruction into a far more engaging and enriching online learning experience. If your instructors don’t augment course …

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The Power of Narrated PowerPoint Presentations in Online Teaching

One of the more painful experiences in life is listening to someone give a PowerPoint presentation that they read word for word. The process is even more painful if the bullet points don’t “build” one by one (as they should) and the entire screen of text appears at once. Audiences can typically read faster than …

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How to Avoid Falling Behind: Tips for Success in Online Courses

As many veteran online students will attest, if you fall behind in a course, it is difficult, if not impossible, to catch up. If you put off assignments with the intention of catching up later, you’ll find that many instructors will impose a window for submission that closes after a brief period of time. We don’t …

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How Your “Selfie” Can Change Your Online Learning Experience

As the beginning of a new semester approaches, you probably do what most online students do to prepare: find contact information for your instructors, purchase required textbooks, enjoy those last sweet moments of mental relaxation, etc… All of these are essential for establishing a positive online learning experience in the semester to come. But here’s …

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