Looking for an activity for your introductions? How about creating trading cards? This can work for online or face-to-face courses. Have students use either a picture of themselves or an avatar that represents them. Choose what info you want them to share and add it to the instructions.
Send your students to http://bighugelabs.com/deck.php to create their cards. Download the instruction example document below and modify it for your course.
MSJC was awarded a Gates Grant to develop and offer a developmental English MOOC (massive open online course). I was lucky enough to be chosen to provide instructional design support to this project.
To find out more about the MOOC or sign up go to: https://www.coursera.org/course/basicwriting
Preview the reading for the course below. Go to http://bit.ly/CEWBook to view the entire reading.
In this area I will post a variety of items from documents I have created for my courses, to items that don't fit anywhere else on my site.