What are my options for distributing readings and other resource media?
Effective lectures, discussions, and collaborative activities tend to incorporate different types of resources to facilitate learning and to reach students with diverse talents and learning styles. Many instructors already upload readings, podcasts, video podcasts, Flash animations, links, and other resources to create an effective learning environment. These resources may need to be supplemented in case of emergencies. The following pages address ways to distribute various resources:
- Upload readings and other resource files to Oncourse Resources
- Upload podcasts or video podcasts to Oncourse
- Watch this Faculty Showcase: Kathy Lay, Assistant Professor of Social Work, uses podcasts to capture students' attention outside class time
- Create citation lists with links to full-text documents in Oncourse Resources
- Use the Library Resources tool in Oncourse
To learn more about creating resources, visit the demonstrations page, which provides information about IU-supported resources related to producing visual, auditory, and other digital files useful to clarify concepts for students and to reach students with various learning styles. Demonstrations, once created in a digital format, can be distributed as any other resource.
Instructors can get help using technology in their teaching at the teaching and learning centers on each campus; see How do I contact the teaching and learning centers at each IU campus?