If you are interested in teaching online, it is important to realize that, although there are many similarities between online & face-to-face teaching, there are also many differences. Explore some of the resources and skills that are important to have for successfully teaching online including digital access, an understanding of online instructional design, time management skills, strong communication skills, and technical skills.
- [Voiceover] If you're planning to teach online,…it's important to realize that, although there are…many similarities between online and face to face teaching,…there are also many differences.…In this video we'll take a look at some…of the resources and skills that are extremely…important to have for teaching online.…The first is an obvious one, and that is digital access.…You'll obviously need access to technology…and an internet connection if you plan to teach online.…This includes a device such as a desktop or laptop…computer, which will allow you to upload…resources, files, or software.…
And it's beneficial to have access to other devices…such as a tablet, Chromebook or smart phone.…Many of your students will be using these…devices to access your course, and it really helps…if you can view and test out your site…and resources from their perspective.…Next, you'll need an online platform for your course.…Although it's possible to run your course through a website…you design, a wiki, emails, or some other method,…
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