I recently joined the contributing editorial staff at edCetera and will be writing brief posts that offer strategies for fostering community-oriented learning in online classes through the use of emerging technologies.
My new post, The Online Teaching Welcome Mat: Energzing Learners with Animoto, showcases a simple (and fun) way instructors can utilize Animoto, an easy-to-use web-based tool, to create a warm, inviting welcome video for their online class. Why is this a good idea? Read the post and find out! It will also share how to get your own free Animoto educator account!
If you are using Animoto in other creative ways, please share your ideas!