Thank you Brian for your presentation at Valencia’s Learning Day and for being willing to share it here with Circles of Innovation.


Thank you Betty Bright for sharing your presentation at Valencia’s Learning Day and with us here at Circles of Innovation.

I recently sent the following message to participants in an “Engaging Online Learners” course that I was facilitating. I thought I would share the strategy here too.

Hello all, as you work on your introductions, I thought you might be interested in an engagement strategy or two. When designing content for millennials, we have to keep in mind that they are the Instagram generation (Want to learn more about Instagram? Click here!). They also learn well and are better engaged by images, graphics, and videos. Visual literacy, however, is not something a lot of us have training in. (Interested in reading more about this, check out this Educause piece on visual literacy).

Long story short, If possible, I recommend embedding images and videos into your posts and instructions for students rather than attaching them. Online, your embedded images play or are seen inline (in other words student see them as soon as they log in). For those of you who are interested, I took a few minutes this morning to make you a training video (3 min video). Here is the quick screencast of how to embed images and videos inline rather than attaching them. 


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