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"Susan K. Wolcott" <[log in to unmask]>
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I've been using Adobe Connect to create pre-lectures for an online Executive
MBA course.  The students really like them.  I currently create a new set of
lecture every time I teach the course, which allows the lectures to be more
personalized for the group of students.  But, of course, it would be more
efficient to create mini-lectures on topics and reuse them!

Adobe Connect is a pay-for-service system, with the recordings made and
watched on the Internet.  Pre-lectures could be also be done using voiceover
inside PowerPoint, or using a an easy-to-learn program such as Camtasia.

Susan K. Wolcott, PhD, CPA, CMA
WolcottLynch Associates
605 175th Place NE
Bellevue, WA 98008  USA
1-425-747-9867 (home)
1-425-830-3962 (cell)
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From: For college professors globally, to dialogue about course design.
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Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 9:01 PM
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Subject: Re: Pre-Lectures

I've used these in the past in a different course and recall students
enthusiastically engaged in discussion and appreciating the opportunity to
have a second (or third:) chance to earn some points. Thanks for the


>>> "Ross, Stewart" <[log in to unmask]> 09/07/10 10:50 PM >>>
We have many professors using IF-AT forms which serve as pre-lectures.
These are "scratch off" lottery looking sheets that groups of students take
as quizzes in preparation for the presentation by the instructor and can be
used in many other ways too.

Stewart Ross, Ph.D.
Director of Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Minnesota State Mankato
Morris Hall 267
Mankato, MN  56003
507-389-1098 office
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Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 10:47 PM
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Subject: Pre-Lectures

I am implementing pre-lectures into my second semester general chemistry
class this semester. Early observations are fairly positive. It is nice
hearing students use fancy terms like "microstates" during class
discussions. Has anyone else had experience implementing pre-lectures? I
would love to hear about any successes and challenges.


David Wilson
Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry
Parkland College
Champaign, IL 61821