Aurelie Rakotondrafara from Plant Pathology shared how she used CSCR to blend her lectures. She punctuates the modules with no-stakes required quizzes so students can self-check that they’re learning what they’re supposed to learn.
Aurelie’s CSCR Story (blending the lecture)
- CSCR is one of many tools that can be used to present content. Think carefully about your goals are for your students when choosing a tool.
- Don’t jump into a new tool like CSCR right away. First, plan how you want to cover the content, THEN proceed to put the content into the tool.
- It will take time, especially when you’re just starting to use the tool
- Start with one class or activity, test it, tweak it, then scale to others.
- Use AT staff for consults!
- You CAN edit a CSCR after it has been launched (provided you save the files, and not just the exported piece).
- You don’t have to commit to doing a full class in CSCR (or ANY tool!); you can do pieces at a time, as you feel is the best approach, and as you get comfortable with the tool.
- Use CSCR or another content-presentation tool to present basic content that you have to cover, and save live lectures and class time for the more exciting aspects and topics!
- You can direct students to online materials if they don’t understand concepts in the self-check. Very easy review!
- In CSCR, students can’t “save their place,” so think of ways to be modular (e.g. table of contents) so they wouldn’t have to go through a really long CSCR a second time to get back to where they are.