Training and Tutorials
Content Presentation Ideas
This section provides ideas, examples and suggestions to incorporate the latest
solutions into your pedagogy. Use the links provided to view videos, tutorials,
success stories and case studies.
Academic Outreach and Innovation provides lab space (both on site and virtual) to allow instructors
to use many of these tools for free and with limited in-house support. Please email Bradley Clark at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
As you peruse these categories, keep the following principles in mind:
- Variety and interactivity are keys to student engagement.
- Choose the right tool to meet the desired objective.
- The most successful educators practice and get comfortable with new technology
before incorporating it into an assignment or lesson.
- Stay flexible! Periodically review latest developments to keep current.
- Watch for training sessions.
Check out our Best Practices for creating Instructional Presentations and Instructional Videos.
allow you to hear, see, and relive notes as they were originally delivered via recordings
called pencasts. Students can revisit your lecture and chalkboard presentation as
a refresher. WSU Online has digital pens that you can check out.
Screen capture technologies, such
as Jing or
are ideal to demonstrate and teach computer activities. The software
records each mouse click, menu selection, and navigational step in a video-type
presentation, accompanied by audio narration.
Web quests or scavenger hunts are
a fun, interactive approach to learning. Students find and retrieve objects, words,
or other learning content relevant to your subject matter.
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are audio recordings of lectures, interviews, radio programs, and
other materials. Many podcasts are available from renowned sources, including universities
and news agencies.
Games offer a non-traditional approach to present foundational
material. Some of the most popular are crossword puzzles, Jeopardy-style quizzes,
flash cards, and hangman. Games are a fun way to reinforce terminology or definitions,
present facts and figures, and information on historical events. Games can
be set up for individual use, as a collaborative endeavor, or structured as a competitive