Educators can influence the way students learn and deal with the course material through communication. These three programs identify the behaviors, strategies, and communication signals for connecting with your students and boosting their classroom comprehension.
Learn how to conduct a self-assessment to identify your strengths and where you need to work on using technology to accomplish pedagogical goals. Discover teaching methods in which technology can help students experience content in a variety of ways.
Explore the importance of faculty presence for student success in distance education. Learn how to analyze, evaluate, and improve your level of instructor presence in your courses.
Learn how to focus your developmental offerings on the topics that will benefit your adjuncts most; you’ll consider the most effective delivery methods for this far-flung and difficult-to-schedule constituency; and you’ll learn how to provide meaningful incentives for adjuncts to participate in training.
Learn just how much information adjuncts require about your institution, your administrative processes, your pedagogical expectations, and their developmental opportunities.
Learn the techniques that other schools have successfully used to slash the potential of cheating, assuage student anxiety about their academic performance, and propel them toward being more honest, self-reliant learners.
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.
Learn an approach to distance education evaluation based on 50 years of research into the principles of effective teaching. This concise and content-rich video will show you the different evidence evaluators seek when reviewing good online teaching and the different techniques for reviewing online educators.
Identify academic-integrity tools and techniques that can be adapted to fit the specific needs of your program or institution—and learn the three-stage process for putting these policies and procedures into practice.
Learn how to communicate with faculty about expectations for their performance. Examine how the hiring, training, development, and evaluation of online faculty can come together in a holistic approach that reinforces these teaching competencies.
Learn how evaluation can help you to improve students’ experience, identify your professional development needs, and prepare for formal performance reviews, including promotion and tenure committees.
Explore the features of a holistic approach that aligns the selection, training, support, and evaluation of online-teaching peer mentors. Learn about the considerations of working with adjunct and/or geographically remote faculty and how to address their particular concerns.
Examine the fundamental processes in collaborative learning. Learn methods for enhancing student satisfaction with online group work and see how to integrate current technology to enhance the effectiveness and ease of asynchronous collaboration.
Learn to improve upon traditional first-day classroom activities and replace stilted introductions and syllabus review with active learning by utilizing distance learning tools.