As the teacher or instructor of a class, whether face to face or online, you have two primary responsibilities: development of the course and facilitation of the material. The first responsibility includes the design and development of learning activities and assessment strategies.
For students and instructors, projecting your personality is an important part of collaboration and learning. When you begin delivering instruction online or in a blended format, what can you do to maintain social presence?
If you’ve been asked to write for an online course, you might be asking yourself, “Where do I begin?” Whether you’re starting from scratch or updating an existing course, the best place to begin is with a course map, in other words, the layout of your course...
If you’re an instructor whose content, assignments, and activities for a course are already created, you may wonder how to balance marking, present content, and ensure students are cognitively engaged in the course.
With all the technology out there, how do you decide what is appropriate for your course, and more importantly, what is going to most benefit the students learning? You might be one of those instructors who thinks, “If I just ignore it, it will go away.”