A Short Online Course on Eclipses

I found this short course on eclipses and am actually impressed with the instructional strategies used. The strategy used is not uncommon, yet it’s engaging.

Here is a brief overview of the course:

The course begins with a short note.

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This note is kind of an attention grabber that initiates the subject/topic (eclipses).

Soon after the note you have two talking heads – a boy and a robot who discuss about the subject. As the boy talks about the subject you have animations.

The concept of eclipses has been explained using talking heads and animation. The voice over substitutes for on screen text.

This is a very nice way of presenting a subject. Using such instructional strategies will engage learners and help them learn well.

When you go through the course also note the logical flow of information.

Just check the short movie here:

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