Seven Principles of Effective Teaching Online


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This is an online learning presentation of the seven principles of effective teaching by Chickering. We explore the questions of whether there is a real difference in face-to-face and online teaching and how we implement these principles.

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  • In this week’s workshop, we explored effective online teaching techniques. Instead of reviewing a list of practices out of the teaching context, we looked at a brief article on “The Seven Principles of Effective Teaching” and discussed how our practice used those principles in our face to face teaching and how we could translate those practices online.
  • Seven Principles of Effective Teaching Online

    1. 1. Using the Seven Principles of Effective Teaching Online by Geoffrey Cain, M.S. Instructional Designer Tacoma Community College
    2. 2. What are the Seven Principles? <ul><li>Encourages Student Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages Cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages Active Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Gives Prompt Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasizes Time On Task </li></ul><ul><li>Communicates High Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Respects Diverse Talents and Ways of Knowing </li></ul><ul><li>From “ Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education ” by Chickering and Gamson </li></ul>
    3. 3. 1. Encourages Student Contact <ul><li>Face-to-Face: </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize office hours </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage e-mail contact </li></ul><ul><li>Begin class with Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Online: </li></ul><ul><li>Include a photo of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Create an introduction forum </li></ul>
    4. 4. 2. Encourages Cooperation <ul><li>Face-to-Face: </li></ul><ul><li>Set up study groups </li></ul><ul><li>Connect students doing similar research </li></ul><ul><li>In-class group work </li></ul><ul><li>Peer reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Online: </li></ul><ul><li>Same as above! </li></ul>
    5. 5. 3. Encourages Active Learning <ul><li>Face-to-Face: </li></ul><ul><li>In-class group work </li></ul><ul><li>Round robin discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A sessions in lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Online: </li></ul><ul><li>Same as above! </li></ul>
    6. 6. 4. Gives Prompt Feedback <ul><li>Face-to-Face: </li></ul><ul><li>Keep office hours </li></ul><ul><li>Get tests and assignments back quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage in-class discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Review tests in class after grading </li></ul><ul><li>Online: </li></ul><ul><li>MS Word imbed comments </li></ul>
    7. 7. 5. Emphasizes Time On Task <ul><li>Face-to-Face: </li></ul><ul><li>Estimate time for each assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Grade outcomes, not attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Time expectations for a college class are communicated </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate time management tips into lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Online: </li></ul><ul><li>Time commitment expectations communicated clearly in syllabus </li></ul>
    8. 8. 6. Communicates High Expectations <ul><li>Face-to-Face: </li></ul><ul><li>Give detailed rubric </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal reinforcement of expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate time management tips into lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Online: </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive release of syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Include online behavior expectations </li></ul>
    9. 9. 7. Respects Diverse Talents and Ways of Knowing <ul><li>Face-to-Face: </li></ul><ul><li>Offer lessons that require visual skills, gaming or multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Offer choices for assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Offer chances for students to take leadership roles in groups </li></ul><ul><li>Online: </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul>
    10. 10. In Conclusion… A good follow up to the original article is Chickering and Ehrmann’s Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever Good teaching is no accident whether face-to-face or online.
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