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45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
45 Minutes To A Better Online Course
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45 Minutes To A Better Online Course

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Don't have time to read all the research? Here's a quick encapsulation of some of the emerging best practices for online instruction.

Don't have time to read all the research? Here's a quick encapsulation of some of the emerging best practices for online instruction.

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  • 1. University of Houston-Victoria
    Center for Teaching Innovation
    Michael Weston, Instructional Technologist
    April 6, 2010
    45 Minutes to a better Course
  • 2. So, what makes a course “better”?
    Learning outcomes?
    Higher scores on student evaluations?
    Student retention?
    Student satisfaction?
    Fun?
  • 3. Nope!
  • 4. These are the RESULTS of a “better” course:
    Measureable increase in learning outcomes
    Higher scores on student evaluations
    Improved student retention in program
    Students communicate their satisfaction
    More Fun
  • 5. What makes a course “better”?
    Content and Instruction
    Common sense
    Pedagogically sound
    Research supported
    Easy to implement
    Get results!
  • 6. 14 Ideas that you can implement right now
  • 7. 1. Add a Welcome Message
  • 8. 2. Orientation
  • 9. 3. Diversity of Content
  • 10. 4. Modularize (aka ‘chunk’)
  • 11. 5. Group Activity
  • 12. 6. Challenge Them
  • 13. 7. Self-Reflection
  • 14. 8. Enthusiasm trumps polish
  • 15. 9. Sage on the Stage…
  • 16. …Or Guide on the side?
  • 17. 10. Get to know your students
  • 18. 11. Individualized Encouragement
  • 19. 12. Prompt Feedback
  • 20. 13. Email or Call Drop-offs
  • 21. 14. Forgive

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