Tag Archives: best-practices

Hello from the Other Side! A Student Perspective of Online Learning

I recently enrolled in an online doctoral program and now find myself in the role of an online student and not just an online instructor. I have learned so much from being on the “other side of the screen.” Here are five essential things to consider as you build successful online learning opportunities for your students.

Source: tlinnovations.cikeys.com

This anecdotal survey of what students what from their online teachers makes simple sense.  

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6 Signs of a Bad Online Instructor

About 5.4 million students, or 1 in 4, took at least one distance education course during the fall of 2012, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

That said, even the best online programs – like their traditional campus counterparts – have some poor professors. And it can be trickier to identify those instructors in an online course until it’s too late to switch.

The many students beginning a new online course should be aware of these six signs their professor won’t make the grade.

Source: www.usnews.com

Many valid points here!  This is why continuing to expand our “teaching toolboxes” by taking classes like the E-Learning & Online Teaching Certificate Program courses, to learn about best practices of online teaching is key. 

Colin Christensen: Effective Online Teaching: Obstacles And Practices – eLearning Industry

If you are reading this article, you’re most likely a traditional face-to-face educator that seeks advice on how to shift from traditional tearning to eLearning. You won’t be surprised to hear that online teaching and learning is quickly taking over, and that you really need to adapt if you want to transition to this new(ish) trend.

Source: elearningindustry.com

Coline Christensen’s overview of effective online teaching practices is solid advice for novice and veteran online teachers.

 

(It was a nice surprise to see his recommendation for our E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate certificate as well!)