After completing this course, hopefully you have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of teaching online. Recommended next steps include learning resources related to learning mangement systems, other technology tools, and key educational concepts that will increase student engagement and student learning.
- [Voiceover] Thank you for joining me in this course about the fundamentals of teaching online. I hope this course provided you with a good overview of the key ingredients necessary for teaching online and that you feel more comfortable and prepared to do so. Moving forward, I have a couple recommended next steps. First, get to know the online learning platform that you'll be using. The better you understand this platform, the more comfortable you'll feel and the more you'll be able to help your students. We have wide variety of courses available on different learning management systems that can help you out if you wanna learn more, including ones on Moodle, Schoology, Canvas, Blackboard and more.
Also, keep learning more about instructional technologies. We have courses on technologies such as Google Drive, Camtasia, which is a wonderful video editing software, and Audacity, which is a free open-source audio editor. Some other courses I recommend include Understanding Copyright, Communication in the 21st Century Classroom, Learning Management System Fundamentals, and Foundations of Teaching with Technology.
And if you get a chance, read or reread the classic book by dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People as it has a ton of great tips on how to inspire people and create a collaborate environment. If you have any questions or if there's anything I can help with, please feel free to reach out to me. My email address is email@example.com or you can connect with me on Twitter where my handle is @schink10. I would love to connect and hear about the wonderful things that have been working well for you.
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