How Should I Manage My Online Course?
Managing the workload of an online course can be more challenging than managing a face-to-face course. We walk you through an online instructor checklist created at Penn State University. When you have completed it, you will have created an instructor’s course manual that will help you stay organized, manage your workload, and keep your students working toward the learning goals.
How Should I Manage My Online Course?
Managing the workload of an online course can be more challenging than managing a face-to-face course.
In the absence of weekly face-to-face class meetings, online instructors have to work hard to make sure a course is running smoothly and to ensure students are progressing toward course goals while staying engaged in the material.
How can you keep everything organized when teaching online?
This 20 Minute Mentor program, How Should I Manage My Online Course?, will walk you through an online instructor checklist created by Ann Taylor, the Director of the Dutton e-Education Institute, and her colleagues at Penn State University.
When you have completed the online course management checklist, you will have created an instructor’s course manual that will help you stay organized, manage your workload, and keep your students working toward the learning goals.
During this 20-minute professional development program, you will:
- Be introduced to the web-based checklist for organizing and managing an online course
- Understand how to customize the online checklist for your institution
- Identify how to effectively prep at the start of a semester
- Learn how, what, and when you need to communicate with students
- Discover effective ways to wrap up a class at the end of a semester
- Know where to find faculty development resources designed to support online teaching
- Create an instructor’s course manual you can use for many semesters to come
At the conclusion of this program, you will:
- Have a completed, sequential checklist for your online class that is designed to keep you organized and on task
- Understand how to keep students engaged in course material
- Know where to find additional resources for online courses
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Ann H. Taylor is the Director of the Dutton e-Education Institute, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, at Penn State University.
Annie has worked in the field of distance education since 1991, focusing on learning design and faculty development. In her role as Institute director, Annie is responsible for guiding the College’s strategic vision and planning for online learning. She works with faculty, administrators, stakeholders, and Institute staff to plan and implement online programs that are tailored to the needs of adult professionals worldwide. She serves on University committees focused on strategic planning, policies, and procedures related to the University’s distance learning initiatives and has been an active member of the University Faculty Senate since 2007. While serving as a University administrator, Annie still likes to have a hands-on aspect to her work. She regularly works with University colleagues to create resources for faculty teaching online and shares her work as a frequent public speaker.
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