It is easier than ever before to include existing media and to create your own media for online course content. Photos, infographics, charts, illustrations, icons! Demos, screencasts, events, interviews! Webcams, smartphones, YouTube, and Flickr! Possibilities abound for enriching online course content with media that contribute to understanding, captivate attention, or increase retention. In this session rich with examples, presenters will share principles for making wise choices about how to best include media for the greatest benefit and the least amount of hassle.

Minimal student effort coupled with what some perceive as an isolating online learning experience make it more important than ever to identify strategies for engaging students online. In this recorded session, presenters will review a variety of synchronous and asynchronous interaction strategies with a particular focus on designing and facilitating meaningful online discussions.