This is a test of the Emergency Backup System: Do you have a “disaster plan”?

May 27, 2016

All of us will at some point have some kind of emergency that prevents us from gaining access to the classroom or completing work on time.  From inclement weather, power outages and service disruptions, to travel delays,family crises, and computer or hard drive failures, it is inevitable that we will all face hurdles that may cause us to fall behind.  In this podcast we will explore some ways to prepare a “disaster plan” to help mitigate unexpected challenges that may arise.

  1. Print Out important contact information
  2. Back Up all work in progress and once complete
  3. Identify alternative internet access points
  4. Prevent shutoffs or disruptions of services
  5. Protect equipment and information

Contributor: Jeremy Hockett


Tips for Organization in Online Classes (and a few things NOT to do)

April 1, 2016

Listen to a discussion between two college students and an instructor about organization habits. They will discuss various tools to use, and look at some of the challenges of organization in an online format. There will be some humor and plenty of scenarios to work through and correct for better organization and online course success. Organization is a key element of an online course. This discussion will help you find some new tips and think about how some habits might lead to problems that can be avoided.

Contributor: Connie Dolecki