Give your class a syllabus or
meeting agenda. Prepare handouts early. The event facilitator must plan ahead to
insure handouts and other materials arrive at receiving sites at least one day
before the event.
Pay attention to
Determine if you plan to have
handouts and evaluations. Develop methods to distribute materials to
participants at distant sites. Develop methods for them to send materials to you
or other participants. Other responsibilities of the person planning the
meeting. - handouts, evaluations, or post something on the door.
with the new teaching environment
Be open to suggestions that
may improve teaching effectiveness. Seek further assistance from the site
coordinator at the local campus. Instructors should perform self-assessments by
reviewing recorded presentations of themselves.
Technical problems will
happen. Equipment may malfunction, the network may be down, or electricity may
go off. A technician may be available to assist you with these problems. In any
event, create a back-up plan in case these problems occur. Perhaps you will need
to reschedule. Have an alternate lesson plan available at the receiving sites.
Have a backup for your audiovisuals as well. For example, if the PowerPoint does
not work, do you have individual paper slides you can use on the visual
Make others aware of
Inform students or other
participants about the additional tasks required to conduct an effective event.
Inform them of the tips that will make them knowledgeable users of the network.
Work Closely with the
The site coordinator often
receives inquiries about events on the network. They are responsible for
coordination with all other sites. Inform the site coordinator of any changes to
the events, especially changes in times or number of sites participating.
Provide the site coordinator with promotional materials or other publications
describing the event.
- Audio visual equipment
available include visual presenter (similar to an overhead projector, but you
can just use plain paper), laptop computers for PowerPoint presentations or
access to web sites, and VCR's. If you are using the visual presenter or
preparing PowerPoint slides, use a landscape (horizontal 8 ½ x 11) format.
Maintain a 1½-inch border around the entire sheet of paper.
should be at least 18 points - 27 points.
- Keep any pictures
simple and use few words.
- Colors to use:
A background of light gray, blue or pastel with black lettering. If colored
lettering is used, yellow letters work well with a variety of background colors,
especially light gray or blue. Avoid combining highly contrasted colors