Taking Your Teaching Online Program Collection
Magna Publications realizes that sudden change can be stressful and confusing. We’re offering this resource collection to help teachers learn from other teachers about what works in the online environment.
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What is the Taking Your Teaching Online Program Collection?
A collection of Magna Online Seminars and 20-Minute Mentor programs about online teaching and learning. This collection is approximately seven hours of content. This is a quick-start collection that covers planning, teaching, engagement, and student success.
Who is this collection for?
For teachers faced with taking their classes online due to campus closures and social distancing. This collection is especially for those who have not previously taught online.
Why are we offering this collection?
Magna Publications realizes that sudden change can be stressful and confusing. We’re offering this program collection to help teachers learn from other teachers about what works in the online environment. Access to this collection is available through June 30, 2020.
What programs are included?
PLANNING AND PREPARATION:
- 7 Things to Consider Before Developing an Online Course – instructed by Dr. Brian Udermann, PhD, Director of Online Education, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
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.
- How Do I Design Innovative Assignments to Foster Learning in the Online Classroom? – instructed by B. Jean Mandernach, PhD, Executive Director of the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching, Grand Canyon University
This 20-Minute Mentor program is packed with ideas and insights to help you create and deliver impactful online assignments. Learn how to craft assignments that appeal to students and put them on the right path to achieving their learning outcomes.
- 8 Small Teaching Strategies That Deliver Big Results to Engage Online Students and Improve Learning – instructed by Flower Darby, Director, Teaching for Student Success, Northern Arizona University
Whether you are new or experienced online faculty, you’ll gain brief learning activities, minor course design modifications, and simple changes to your communication with online students, based on the approach outlined in Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes by Flower Darby and James M. Lang. Even if you teach in blended and face-to-face formats, you’ll still gain strategies to make better use of your learning management system to enhance your efforts in the classroom.
- Seven Ways to Facilitate Effective Online Discussions – instructed by Dr. Brian Udermann, PhD, Director of Online Education, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
This online seminar will explore some common challenges to every online discussion, such as poor student participation or students who try to hijack the discussion, and reveal classroom-tested strategies for managing a rewarding discussion. You’ll also learn how effective online discussions can spur student achievement and ensure high enrollment and retention rates.
- How Can I Earn Swift Trust in My Online Classes? – instructed by Wren Mills, PhD, Assistant Director, Western Kentucky University
A high-functioning online classroom is built on trust. When students feel supported and valued by their instructors and their peers, they feel more comfortable engaging fully – and more enthusiastic about doing so. Discover how you can quickly build trust among your online students to create a more robust, successful learning community.
- How Can I Build Community in My Online Classes? – instructed by Wren Mills, PhD, Assistant Director, Western Kentucky University
The benefits of a healthy learning community— better outcomes, better engagement, and higher student satisfaction – are always worth pursuing. But in an online classroom, you have to pursue them differently. In this 20-Minute Mentor presentation, you’ll discover effective, easy-to-implement techniques to help instill in your online students the cooperation, trust, respect, and enthusiasm that are hallmarks of strong learning communities.
- How Do I Set Students Up for Success in Online Courses? – instructed by Jill Schiefelbein, Owner, The Dynamic Communicator
Beginnings matter, whether you’re teaching students face-to-face or online. In this fast and focused session, you’ll discover how you can transform course introductions from ho-hum exercises in housekeeping into time-saving, inspirational new beginnings.
Product Code: QO20EA