Raoul O'Connell

Director, Media & Technology for Academic Programs
raoul.roc@mac.com

Creator/Director of TFT Online
Principal Administrative Analyst
UCLA School of Theater, Film and TV
1999-2014

Complete Resume (PDF)

DEMO: Instructional media

Raoul O'Connell created and served as director of TFT Online, a highly successful online education program for credit-bearing undergraduate-level courses. Offered mostly during Summer Sessions, the program attracted some of UCLA’s most distinguished faculty, serving ten UCLA departments, with 3,000 enrollments and $3 million in revenue in 2014. In aggregate, students rated courses an average of 7.94 out of 9.0 on 855-207-8420.

MCDB 70

Genetic Engineering and Society

Professor Bob Goldberg

Duration: 2:08


MCDB 70 – LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS: DNA SPOOLING

Genetic Engineering and Society

Professor Bob Goldberg

Duration: 6:15


WEB APPLICATIONS FOR ONLINE INTERACTIVITY (CLASS WEBSITE)

1 - SITE MAP

Panels in the class website are dedicated to different kinds of content and web interactivity. Materials and activities are "mapped" to a space within the landscape of the site.

2 - TITLE PAGE

The cover image or "title page" gives a distinct look and feel to each individual course.

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3 - SYLLABUS

Clicking the links on the left of the syllabus panel gives students quick access to the basic requirements of their online course: the readings, assignments, deadlines, etc.

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4 - CALENDAR

Lecture video, readings, assignments, articles, image galleries, and links to a variety of other media and exhibits are bundled together for each lesson and distributed across the duration of the course.

5 - PROFESSOR WEBCAM

In addition to studio-produced lectures, professors post short webcam videos from week to week, lending encouragement to students and enhancing their presence in the class.

6 - IMAGE GALLERY

Important images used to support video lectures become part of lesson specific image galleries. Original annotations are written by the professor in collaboration with graduate student research assistants.

7 - VIDEO CONFERENCING

Live video conferencing allows for dynamic real time interactions between students, professors, and TAs. Students choose a day and time for their weekly online section meetings when they enroll in the course.

8 - LIVE TA REVIEW SESSIONS

TA Review Sessions are conducted using live webcam video and text chat. Students type their questions and respond to live polls. TAs can prepare media and exhibits in advance and share them with students during their session.

9 - TA BLOG AND WEBCAM

TAs update the course website on a regular basis with commentary, links, images, and video clips. Webcam video personalizes student interaction with their TA.

10 - DISCUSSION BOARD

The Discussion Board gives students, professors and TAs an opportunity to engage in written dialogue.  Pictures of individual students and instructors personalize the forum.

11 - LECTURE QUESTIONS

Lectures can be divided into segments with question breaks. Students cannot proceed to the next segment until they submit an answer.

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VIDEO DEMOS FROM SELECTED COURSES

ENGLISH 91C

Introduction to Fiction: the Novels of Jane Austen

Professor Anne Mellor

Duration: 5:58


ENGLISH 150B

Shakespeare: Later Plays

Professor Michael Allen

Duration: 5:42


HISTORY 1B

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa A.D. 843 to Circa 1715

Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz

Duration: 3:05


HISTORY 1C

History 1C: Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to Present

Professor Lynn Hunt

Duration: 2:29


LINGUISTICS 1

Introduction to the Study of Language

Professor Russell Schuh

Duration: 2:30


MANAGEMENT 400

Mathematics for Management

Professor David Ravetch

Duration: 1:30


MCDB 70

Genetic Engineering and Society

Professor Bob Goldberg

Duration: 21:40


PHILOSOPHY 3

Historical Introduction to Philosophy

Professor Brian Copenhaver

Duration: 1:33


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