Lali DeRosier joins us as a guest host for this month’s look at online teaching. The global pandemic of COVID-19 is affecting communities around the world, and many teachers are thrust into remote learning with little warning.
First we read a study on the impact of interactive content and student-controlled challenge level. We look at how teachers can choose remote learning content to help their students stay engaged.
Later, we read a qualitative analysis of the stories of award winning online teachers. We find lessons from their experience to guide our own attempts at remote instruction.
- First Segment – 01:54 – Interactivity and Adjustable Challenge
- Second Segment – 16:38 – Stories of Award-Winning Online Instructors
- Third Segment – 31:35 – In The News: COVID-19 News
Cover image by Marcus Aurelius
Science Teacher and Education Advocate
- The Role of an Interactive Visual Learning Tool and Its Personalizability in Online Learning: Flow Experience
Ha, Y., & Im, H. (2020). The Role of an Interactive Visual Learning Tool and Its Personalizability in Online Learning: Flow Experience. Online Learning, 24(1). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v24i1.1620
- Award-winning faculty online teaching practices: Elements of award-winning courses
Kumar, S., Martin, F., Budhrani, K., & Ritzhaupt, A. (2019). Award-winning faculty online teaching practices: Elements of award-winning courses. Online Learning, 23(4). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v23i4.2077
- How Will Coronavirus End by Ed Yong for The Atlantic
- Digital Spaces: 12 Best Practices for Multimedia Learning (Edutopia)
- Cognitive architecture and instructional design: 20 years later (Sweller 2019)
- Cognitive theory of multimedia learning (The Cambridge handbook of multimedia learning – Mayer)
- Men and Women See Things Differently (No, Literally) (Smithsonian Magazine)
- Psychometric theory (2nd edition) – Nunnally 1978)
- The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning
- The RASE pedagogical model for integrating technology (Future Learn)
- What the coronavirus aid bill does for education
- Men and Women See Things Differently
- CDC Coronavirus Information
- WHO Coronavirus Information
- Media Bias Fact Check Organization
- 020 Devices and Behaviors (episode on digital natives)
We drink Nitro Hot Cocoa, an imperial milk stout from Southern Tier Vewing Co in Lakewood, NY.
From Aaron Mathieu:
Beer Style: IMPERIAL NITRO STOUT
Bitterness: LOW-MODERATE (25 IBU)
Aroma (Comment on malt, hops, esters, and other aromatics) –
Chocolate dominates the aroma. Smells like a light sweet/milk chocolate rather than dark bitter chocolate. No real hop, malt or other aromas apparent.
Appearance (Comment on color, clarity, and head -retention, color, and texture)
Beer is black/Very Dark brown. Head slowly settles as you would expect from a nitro beer. Retains an off white, thick ~8mm head long after the pour
Flavor – (Comment on malt, hops, fermentation characteristics, balance, finish/aftertaste, and other flavor characteristics)
Sweet, slightly creamy, chocolaty beer, very reminiscent of a hot chocolate up front. Definitely a lactose sweetness. No hop flavor. There is a slightly bitter/astringent finish to the beer. The bitterness is from dark malts rather than a hop bitterness. Finish is fairly clean.
Mouthfeel (Comment on body, carbonation, warmth, creaminess, astringency, and other palate sensations)
There is a little creaminess in the mouthfeel, but this isn’t a thick/chewy beer.
Overall Impression (Comment on overall drinking pleasure associated with entry, give suggestions for improvement)
Super easy drinking for the ABV. Creamy and chocolate. The name is spot on the flavor.
What this beer can teach you about beer: Carbonation increases the perceived bitterness to beer. Replacing CO2 with Nitrogen will make a beer less bitter and slightly creamier. This beer also has lactose in it which is dissaccharide that yeast cannot digest. This leads to a sweeter, and often richer mouthfeel.