Inviting a guest speaker as a Content Activity provides students with access to additional perspectives and can add variety to the course material. You can have a guest attend in person, or you can facilitate a remote guest speaker using tools such as Skype. You can also record a Skype conversation with a guest expert using Vodburner which students can watch on their own time.

To get the most out of your session with your guest speaker, it is best to prepare both the speaker and the students for the session. You can provide student with a template of questions to be answered during the experience, or require a reflection of some kind, after the experience.

The following article provides some helpful tips for getting the most out of guest speakers:

Getting the Most out of Guest Experts Who Speak to Your Class – Faculty Focus