20-Minute Mentors

What’s Different About Teaching Online, and How Do I Change So My Students Succeed?

This 20-Minute Mentor provides a clear distinction between online learning and face to face learning differentiating best practices and course design for more effective instruction.


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What’s Different About Teaching Online, and How Do I Change So My Students Succeed?

In some ways it is absolutely true that ‘good teaching is good teaching’. However, teaching in unique modalities, especially online vs face-to-face, is different. These two modalities require some unique and intentional instruction and faculty must be purposeful with teaching is approached in these different modalities.

This 20-Minute Mentor will address the main differences between F2F and Online Instruction while providing some practical tips for making minor changes to help students succeed.

Learning Goals

After viewing this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the main differences between online and face-to-face instruction
  • Evaluate basic practices for each modality
  • Explore concepts like student engagement, classroom management, and course design through both an online and face-to-face perspective

Topics Covered

  • Differences between F2F and online environments
    • Student engagement
    • Classroom management
    • Course design


This program will benefit:

  • Faculty
  • Lecturers
  • Instructors
  • Faculty Developers
  • Instructional Designers


Product Code: QM21LA

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.

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