Use clear cues to signal important points

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Provide organizational cues and focus questions for online lectures

When creating online lectures, be sure to provide organizational cues and focus questions to help direct students’ attention and structure their note-taking. Verbal cues include signals such as the following:

Forecasting: Today’s lesson will cover…

Highlighting key points: Write this down…

Signaling transitions to a different focus: Now that we’ve covered X, let’s discuss Y…

Repeating main points or difficult information: So, to reiterate…

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Watch Dr. LaRosa’s microlecture demonstrating practices that support student note-taking for online lectures