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’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.”
The first step in building your course is to identify the learning outcomes for your students providing them with distinct achievement goals towards which to work. Having clearly defined learning outcomes will also help you structure the content of the course more effectually.