(Faculty: Wil Kilroy | CTEL Learning Designer: Rucha Modak)
Public Speaking (THE170) is offered by USM’s Department of Theater. In Fall 2013, the course was offered for the first time as an online course and taught by Wil Kilroy, who is also the department chair. CTEL Learning Designer Rucha Modak collaborated with Wil on the course. The course content -- learning objectives, instructor’s notes, weekly video lectures, discussion questions -- is available via the course website. Blackboard is used for course communication and assessment. In addition, CTEL piloted the use of online video assessment tool ‘GoReact’, which allowed the students to post their assigned speeches and critique each others’ performances. Students will make their final presentations in person on the Portland Campus.