Introduction: Your Teaching Playlist

Introduction: Your PlaylistSo often when we meet someone new we get to know them through credentials -- where you've been, what you've done -- and through network -- who do you know that I know. We'd like to suggest another way of getting to know each...

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1. Objectives and Objections

Discussion of "learning objectives" and "measurable outcomes" is common across educational settings. In many of the conversations you might have come across already, the debate is around how to write objectives, share them, measure and align them. Although we don't...

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2. Prompting Inquiry: Assessment Strategies

How do we know whether students are picking up what we're putting down? Assessments help evaluate student understanding. And what else can they do? What other purposes can they serve? Can some, sometimes, do more harm than good? Are your assessments for your students,...

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3. LMS: Learning? Systems? Management?

When we teach online, the classrooms around which many of us are used to centering our courses are gone. So where do we go? Decades ago, some of the first people to ask this question created an answer that has largely stuck: Get ye to the Learning Management System...

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4. Interactivity: Discussion

How do you engage with your online students? How do your students engage with one another? Online discussions afford many opportunities for student engagement and rich learning outcomes. However, creating and managing effective online discussions can be one of the...

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5. Interactivity: Group Work and Collaboration

Collaboration and group work can provide opportunities to practice cooperation, role differentiation, empathy, leadership and communication skills. These kinds of activities come closer to real life work practices than many other kinds of traditional classroom...

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6. Instructor Presence

Your presence in your online course is a huge contributing factor to student engagement and success. You can demonstrate your presence in a variety of ways -- from creating short, customized videos to sharing your interest in the course content with students. In many...

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