E-learning

Anywhere, anytime art-science learning

Start here, but get out there…

Inspire students with innovative interdisciplinary art-science, experiential fieldwork, and citizen science. I can help you develop curriculum-aligned arts-integrated activities for teaching biology and environmental science. Integrating the arts will make your content enticing for all kinds of learners. E-learning can expand your reach, enabling students to work from anywhere, on their own time.

Are you daunted by translating your course content to an online format? My experience with video production, editing, and e-learning course development can help. Here are some tips:

  • For online teaching, short and simple modules generally work best.
  • Provide a variety of ways for the student to absorb content: reading, watching (short!) videos, online chats with other students, real-time discussions for the whole group, etc.
  • There are different advantages to class size. An advantage to a small class (15 or fewer) is that you can offer one-on-one interactions with each student. This can provide a special experience tailored to the student’s individual needs. On the other hand, a larger class enables you to reach more students, and they will have a wider set of opportunities to find peers with similar interests. Larger classes can be broken out into smaller groups based on geography, special interests, experience level, etc.
  • Videos are more engaging when they aren’t just a “talking head,” but provide other visuals to illustrate the content.
  • Quizzes and short assignments can reinforce learning and evaluate throughout the course, pointing out where further clarification is needed. 
  • When designing multiple choice quiz or test questions, don’t just pick random alternative answers; create intelligent options that illuminate common misconceptions. 
  • Offer a combination of group discussions in real time (synchronous) as well as other activities that students do on their own time (asynchronous).
  • Consider including artwork, poetry, music, dance, etc. as alternatives to traditional assignments — students may get excited about using course content in original ways.