Staff author Oliver Schinkten draws the connections between high-quality instruction and online education. He provides a framework for creating a digital classroom—with or without a learning management system—and guidance to get students interacting with the course material, the instructor, and each other. Collaboration is the key to making the learning experience more dynamic. Oliver also shows how to incorporate digital resources and the latest ed tech into your classroom, and make sure the lessons are accessible to students of all ability levels.
- What is online education?
- Why does online education succeed?
- Understanding learning management systems
- Incorporating technology in the classroom
- Setting guidelines and expectations about online courses
- Writing learning outcomes and learning objectives
- Sharing and curating files and resources
- Tracking student progress
- Engaging students
- Fostering communication
- Providing feedback
- Making learning accessible to students with disabilities
Skill Level Beginner
- [Voiceover] Hello, I'm Oliver Schinkten and thank you for joining me in this course in which we'll discuss the fundamentals of teaching online. I've been an educator for the past 13 years, teaching both online and in the classroom, and I'm passionate about finding great ways to deliver high-quality educational opportunities. Education has changed a lot over the past 10 years. Technology and innovation in the digital age has changed the way that we're able to educate students. Through online education, students are able to take courses taught by instructors thousands of miles away.
Students are able to watch lectures, complete and submit assignments, join in discussions, collaborate with other students, and communicate with their instructor from the comforts of their own home via the internet. Online learning has exploded onto the scene in recent years. There are over six million students from around the world who are taking at least one online course, and this number continues to grow. Over half the universities now offer online degree programs, another number which continues to grow. I think it's safe to say that online education is here to stay.
In this course, we'll take a look at the fundamentals of teaching online. First, we'll look at what online education is, and what skills are needed to teach it. Next, we'll take a look at learning management systems, and the implementation of technology tools in an online course. We'll take a look at online course design and discuss topics such as establishing learning outcomes, determining the scope and sequence of your course, and how to share and curate resources. We'll discuss how you can create a culture of learning, collaboration, and communication within your online course.
How to make your course accessible to all, and more. Let's dive in and start learning about the fundamentals of teaching online.