Delivering Your Content

Written text and online video are two consistently used methods for delivering course content to students. Below are other options to consider:

Content Delivery Formats Opportunities and Challenges
Content Delivery Opportunities Challenges
Video
  • Create  a personal connection
  • Explain complex material visually
  • Take virtual field trips
  • Control playback
  • Time-consuming to produce
  • Need to consider if content lends itself to visual medium
  • Need to consider accessibility
Audio
  • Portable and easy to listen to while multi-tasking
  • Helps provide a personal connection with instructor
  • No way to simultaneously show graphics or images to reinforce concepts
  • Must provide transcripts for accessibility
Text
  • Efficient to create
  • Easy for users to access
  • Fewer accessibility concerns
  • Low engagement
  • Limited ability to use graphics or visuals to aid learning
Graphics
  • Reinforce text-based content
  • Increase learning
  • Supported by multimedia theories of learning
  • Distracting if not aligned with content
Synchronous Sessions
  • Promote instructor and learner presence
  • Allow for immediate feedback
  • Collaborate with other groups
  • Invite guest speakers
  • Host student presentations
  • Require advanced planning
  • Dependent on high-speed internet connection
  • Can inhibit some students from participating