This installment in the @5min Video "series" is on Prepping for the Upcoming Semester.
Description: In Stephen Covey's Time Management Matrix, the sweet spot is Quadrant Two - Important, but not Urgent tasks and activities. This quadrant is particularly important for planning and preparing to help avoid spending too much time in Quadrant One - Urgent and Important. To help mitigate time spent "putting out fires", spending some time in planning and preparing mode can be truly helpful. I did a quick survey of SC&I full-time and part-time instructors to find out what they did to prep for an upcoming semester. I also reached out to other instructional technology staff at Rutgers to get their input. This video contains an overview of these items. Below you will also find a link to the checklist that I hope you'll find helpful (please feel free to send me ideas on edits and additions).
Overview of Upcoming Semester Prep items, "Prepping for the Upcoming Semester" checklist
Word, Camtasia, USB Headset
Video (8:20) - http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/~sgarwood/5min/semesterprep/
Blog entry - http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/blogs/sgarwood/prepping-for-the-upcoming-semester.html
Prepping for the Upcoming Semester checklist - http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/~sgarwood/5min/semesterprep/semesterprep.rtf
To view earlier resources created for this series, please see: http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/directory/sgarwood/index.html
Hope you find this helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions/comments,
p.s. Please feel free to share these resources