For new online instructors seeking training in online instructional strategies and taught by Dr. Susan Manning, a national award winning online instructor. Training begins August 28th.Teaching Online Career advice from the highly accredited University of Wisconsin Stout.
Last chance this year to learn from Dr. Susan Manning. Take your lesson planning skills to the professional level, learn instructional design.
In this article, I share a few ideas—starting with the simplest and working through some more complicated endeavors—that may assist you in bringing more engagement to your online classroom.
Clever ideas to improve engagement in your online course. Use them!
Lessons learned from campuses nationwide have informed an approach to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act during the process of online course design.
Providing multiple ways for students to gain knowledge, demonstrate knowledge, and interact goes a long way toward making a course accessible to all students, including those with disabilities.
Accessibility efforts benefit not only students with disabilities but also students who are English language learners and those working in noisy or quiet environments.
Excellent in depth information on a challenging topic. Is your online program ready for an Accessibility Audit?
The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when all of us, and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success.
Tony Bates is always worth listening to. Great mind, great educator!
Located below, you will find two downloadable sample course cartridges for an online faculty development course. These sample courses are based on UCF’s IDL6543 Professional Development course used to certify faculty to teach blended or completely online courses at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The content provided is of the same high quality that UCF has used to train its own faculty. These courses are a distillation of the key elements found in IDL6543 that other institutions may use—as is, or modified—to train their own faculty. Each organization has its own unique context and needs, so please consider completing the Decision Guide first to determine the best approach for you.
These open source course templates could save you hundreds of design hours.
Teachers and instructional designers will gain insight when they consider the ISTE standards when planning units and lessons.
What Goes in the Portfolio?
The portfolio represents your skills and expertise. You need to decide if you want the portfolio to be static where you only do occasional maintenance and updates. Or do you want a site that’s more dynamic and continually updating?
Here’s a “Tool Review” article that also covers the basic elements of an online portfolio. This is aimed at instructional designers, but also speaks to online teachers.