Learn several design and facilitation ideas to help you create a better learning experience for your students. Youll see examples of online discussion activities, including student posts and instructor feedback to those posts as well as an assessment rubric template you can use to evaluate the quality of your online discussions and help you adapt what you learn in this webinar to your own online courses.
You have the basics of teaching well in hand. Your students are successful. You feel comfortable with your content knowledge and teaching methods. So why would you change anything? This Magna Online Seminar invites you to peek behind the classroom doors and LMS screen of college and university instructors who win national teaching awards to find out what they do that is so different.
Students in online courses and degree programs sometimes report that studying online can leave them feeling isolated and unconnected to their instructor and student peers. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Online instructors can utilize a variety of strategies to build and maintain a sense of community in their online courses and doing so will result in a better course experience for both student and instructor.
This course will provide you with a roadmap for successful entry into the online space. It will empower you to teach confidently and competently from your first day of class, and help you drive the kind of learning outcomes you want for your students.
Explore essential topics including strategies for building a cohesive online learning community, increasing faculty online presence, and getting students actively engaged in learning. This presentation will also address technology for online communication, collaboration, and engagement.
The syllabus can not only help a student navigate the course content, but it also can become a substitute for first-day-of-class conversations, detail major assignments, and explain online-specific requirements such as technology required, netiquette, or recycled writing policies. Learn how to make an effective syllabus for online courses that will help you create a smoothly running class.
This course gives an overview of how to design your online course, how to establish a positive and engaging online classroom climate, how to keep students actively engaged with your content, tips on grading and feedback, and some thoughts on how you can effectively manage your time when teaching online.
Learn how to allow for adequate time to develop a course, explore avenues to find course content, prioritize the content students need to learn, create an instructor participation plan, determine what course assessments will be used, estimate the overall workload associated with developing and teaching an online course, and use existing faculty support services available to help with course design and planning.