Online Teaching Series

Addressing the 21st Century Online Classroom

While teaching online courses opens up exciting new possibilities, it’s a lot different than standing in front of students in a lecture hall. It requires new skills and methods to get your points across in as engaging a way as possible.

But the online lecturer encounters additional challenges like assessing progress remotely, dealing with ethical issues like plagiarism, conducting ‘virtual’ office hours and other matters.

Join (better yet watch) Mike Munger, Art Carden, Kevin Currie-Knight, and others, as they take you through the new ABC’s of current best teaching practices in six, one-hour, online sessions starting February 28th:

Past Sessions:

How to enter the online teaching space (as painlessly as possible)

A general overview of the different aspects involved with starting an online course, from its design to the best practices for its implementation.

  • February 28, 4:00-5:30 PM EST
Generating, facilitating and moderating online discussions 

Explore the best practices about how to engage students more effectively in an online course.

  • March 12, 2:00-3:30 PM EST
Conducting tests, assignments, and assessments online 

Learn how to assess and grade performance in the online environment and understand the challenges they create.

  • March 26, 2:00-3:30 PM EST
Big & Small: Introductory vs Advanced Courses 

The installment goes over the main differences in teaching introductory vs. advance online courses. And how those differences can impact the design and the implementation of online courses.

Using On-Demand Videos and Other Web Resources in Your Online Courses

Learn how technology can be incorporated and orchestrated seamlessly into online courses to encourage active learning.

  • April 30, 2:00-3:30 PM EST
  • Speaker: Dr. Art Carden, Samford University
Flipped or Hybrid Courses (Hint: It's not about condo makeovers)

What does the “flipped” online classroom look like? What are the challenges in designing and implementing hybrid online courses? What are the best practices in this area?