As you complete this course on the Fundamentals of Teaching Online, it is important to recap some of the key takeaways. The most important message is to spend some time up-front planning & designing your online course. Make sure to consider important elements of your course including; establishing guidelines and expectations, communicating learning outcomes and learning objectives, building rapport, and fostering an environment in which students are comfortable communicating and collaborating.
- [Voiceover] As we complete this course…on the fundamentals of teaching online,…let's take a look back at some of the key takeaways.…The most important message is to spend some time…upfront planning and designing your online course.…Some hard work upfront will help save you…and your students a lot of frustration later on.…Make sure to consider important elements of your course,…including setting any guidelines and expectations…that you have for your students.…Let students know how much time you expect them to spend…on the course, how engaged they should be on the platform,…how to communicate with you and other students,…how their grade will be determined,…and anything else that's important for them to know upfront.…
The most important expectation to communicate…upfront are your learning outcomes.…In order to ensure that your students get the most…out of your course, you should set five to eight learning…outcomes, and then structure any units, modules,…assignments or activities around these outcomes.…Develop a good understanding of the online learning platform…
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