How Can I Evaluate Online Teaching If I Haven't Taught Online?
Learn the difference between the design elements of a course and the instructional interactions done in the online classroom that count as teaching practices. Identify the five key online teaching behaviors from your Learning Management System.
How to assess and improve online teaching practices
Since the emergence of online education, researchers have proposed a variety of instructional best practices specific to the online classroom. While existing research provides useful guidelines, creating concrete, measurable instructional behaviors from these theoretical strategies can be challenging.
Even if you haven't taught online yourself, as an administrator you must possess the ability to identify, support, and measure online teaching activities that foster high-quality online education.
That is the subject behind How Can I Evaluate Online Teaching If I Haven't Taught Online?, a 20-Minute Mentor video from Magna Publications available for purchase now.
Drawing on more than 20 years of online teaching experience, Dr. Thomas Tobin of Northeastern Illinois University explores the behaviors most relevant for teachers who want to sharpen their performance in a virtual classroom.
You'll learn the difference between the design elements of a course and the instructional interactions done in the online classroom that count as teaching practices. The video will help you identify the five key online teaching behaviors from your Learning Management System.
Dr. Tobin will show you how to measure and assess these teaching practices, with plenty of practical examples.
In only 20 minutes, you'll acquire the confidence to evaluate almost any kind of online teaching performance—and most importantly, discover how to make the changes to help you grow as an online instructor. Buy this video now.
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How often should a teacher respond to students' comments? What are the most effective ways to interact with an online class?
This 20-minute video provides answers to these and many other realistic scenarios that repeatedly come up in online teaching.
After viewing this presentation, viewers will be able to:
- Identify online teaching behaviors
- Differentiate measurable levels of quality in two sample online courses
- Apply evaluation criteria using a rubric
- Determine formative and summative uses for evaluation results
- Avoid the six biases that affect online teaching evaluation
- Evaluate teaching behaviors separately from content, materials, and design
In How Can I Evaluate Online Teaching If I Haven't Taught Online? you'll learn how to clearly define what online teaching is and isn't—and how to perform at your best. Buy this video now.
Benefits of Viewing
In only 20 minutes, you'll see how to identify and evaluate teaching behaviors in online courses.
Through Dr. Tobin's friendly and supportive presentation, you'll learn how to:
- Acquire objective criteria to evaluate online teaching
- Differentiate course design from teaching practices
- Get administrators and faculty to agree on which teaching practices will be evaluated
- Use students' responses as an efficient, accurate measure of quality
Dr. Tobin will also supply sample documents, rubrics, and a list of recommended resources to reinforce and deepen the strategies discussed. Educators with an intermediate level of understanding of this topic will benefit most.
Make a greater impact in your online courses when you know how to improve pertinent teaching behaviors. Buy this video today.
Thomas J. Tobin spent five years as the Coordinator of Learning Technologies in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, and is now a faculty developer and professional consultant in State College, Pennsylvania. He is an internationally recognized speaker and author on topics related to quality in distance education, especially copyright, evaluation of teaching practice, academic integrity, and accessibility/universal design for learning.
Since the advent of online courses in higher education in the late 1990s, Tom’s work has focused on using technology to extend the reach of higher education beyond its traditional audience. He advocates for the educational rights of people with disabilities and people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Tom serves on the editorial boards of InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, the Journal of Interactive Online Learning, and the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration.
His most recent book is Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices (Wiley, 2015) with Jean Mandernach and Ann H. Taylor. He is currently writing Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Re-Framing Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education, expected from West Virginia University Press in late 2017.
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