Bring a Guest Speaker to Class via the Internet

Everyone wants to bring outside experts to class at some point, but with busy schedules and students attending courses from multiple locations online it may seem impossible. Your guest speaker many not be able to physically come to class, but that doesn’t mean your students can’t hear him or her. There’s a wealth of existing content available on the web. An interview with your dream guest speaker may already be online. Perhaps you have an unexpected opportunity to interview someone while at an event? Record it and add it to your myLesley course. This is also great way to bring in differing opinions for discussion and debate.

Check out the examples below. Then think about who you might like to speak to your class to help your students connect their classroom learning to their experience in the outside world:

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

The Moon, the Tides and why Neil DeGrasse Tyson is Colbert’s God from The Science Studio

NPR’s It’s All Politics  

South African Muralist and Artist, Ricky Lee Gordon the on Arts and Healing Podcast