Discover a list of online resources from cooking demonstrations to how to effectively use Skype’s screen sharing feature.
By Lisa Parrish, GMC Editor
Adding video components to your online class piques students’ interest, can set an appropriate class tone and provide additional information beyond a lecture. There also are many videos designed to help you become a more effective online instructor. Where does an instructor find all these video resources? Well, online of course!
Read on to discover internet resources that help your lesson plans and your teaching skills.
Dr. Colin Roche, Johnson & Wales University North Miami Campus professor, created a YouTube Channel, Dr. Professor Chef Colin Roche, dedicated to creating culinary education videos geared toward anyone with an interest in the field. He has organized his more than 70 videos into seven playlists covering topics from travel to cooking demonstrations. Last year, he also began a podcast, DrChefProfessor, highlighting practical and effective teaching tips. Below, you will find a few examples of videos and podcasts Dr. Roche posted:
Dr. Roche’s Kitchen Classroom Instructional Videos:
Playlist Knives and Knife Cuts – one of seven playlists
- How to julienne and batonette
- How to slice and dice an onion
- How to flute a mushroom
- How to tourne vegetables
- And many more videos to choose
Wicked Easy Cooking
Note: This playlist was created to take what some consider complicated recipes with intimidating ingredients and make them approachable or wicked easy. The word wicked is attributed to his New England upbringing.
- Homemade buttermilk biscuits
- Oatmeal lace cookies
- Churros with chocolate dipping sauce
- How to make homemade guacamole
- How to make pesto
- Split pea soup with ham
- Cream of broccoli
- Super easy baked salsa chicken
- Shrimp scampi (also shows how to peel and devein shrimp)
Dr. Roche’s Culinary Classroom Instructional Videos:
- An easy way to calculate restaurant costs, introduces the PBR Solving Triangle
- Recipe costing made easy, download a free copy of the Excel costing template used in the video by going to http://chefroche.com
- Understanding the income statement
- Introduction to menu engineering
Dr. Roche’s Culinary Instructor Teaching Podcast:
Note: This resource is designed for culinary, baking & pastry, and hospitality teachers and instructors and is a way to share practical and effective teaching tools, tips and techniques used in the classroom and/or lab setting. Episodes include:
- Instruction continuity
- The lecture
- The first-year teacher
- The first day of class
- Effective lesson planning
- Constructing the syllabus
- Designing a course
Dr. Fred Mayo, Gold Medal Classroom’s Mayo’s Clinic author, has shared several video resources for teachers about how to become effective online instructors. They are:
- Anthropology professor Michael Wesch describes his experiences with teaching online:
Teaching Without Walls: 10 Tips for Online Teaching
- Teacher Training Video’s Russell Stannard provides a tutorial on how to teach online with Zoom and focuses on some tricky issues like screen sharing, audio and working with the webcam. This highly practical video gets you up and running and then tries to show you some of the key issues involved with teaching Zoom online:
How to teach online with Zoom: Complete Introduction
- Teacher Training Video’s Russell Stannard shows you how to use Skype for teaching online. The video focuses on how to use screen share or the ability to share your computer screen so students can exactly see the content. This is ideal if you want students to see a picture of you and you want to show them a document, graph or a table. It is one of the most useful features and vital to effectively teach online with Skype.
Teaching Online with SKYPE- How to Use Screen Share
- In this TEDxUCSD talk, Niema Moshiri talks about his experience as a student in a massive classroom, and how this led to his goal of rethinking education. As classroom sizes continue to increase, he illustrates the benefits of adaptive online education as a replacement for the traditional classroom.
Niema Moshiri: The Era of Online Learning
- Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. With Coursera (cofounded by Andrew Ng), each keystroke, quiz, peer-to-peer discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed. This TED talk is from 2012.
Daphne Koller: What We're Learning from Online Education