7 Considerations for Delivering
Successful Online Courses
Thomas S. Mueller, PhD, MBA

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Thomas Mueller
Appalachian State Communication Department
Direct responsibilities in distance education
Taught two classes...
Agenda
Technology Considerations
Policy Considerations
Pedagogical Considerations
Questions
1: Define Your “Portal”
Dedicated Website for Student-Instructor Interaction
Appalachian State Portal: Moodle 2
Dedicated Website for Student-Instructor Interaction
2: Online Communication Channels
Email & messaging

Interactive video

Student forums

Assignment submission

News forums
...
3: Connectivity
“Modern” web browser
Internet reliability and speed

Policy for student responsibility
4: Mobility
Mobile versions of portal sites
Native mobile apps

iOS and Android
5: IT Support
Pre-test technology

Promote tech support for students
Tech issues and assignment policies
6: Academic Integrity
Self-regulation for online honesty
Devote first class to discussion
New technology runs in backgroun...
7: Instructional Approach
Set expectations about rigor of online education
Front-load your course portal
Interact in a sca...
Takeaways
Online benefits for students, faculty and institutions

Success requires technology, policy, and pedagogy
Don’t ...
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  • Email and messagingKeep a “paper trail”Student forumsNews forumsWiki pagesInteractive Audio VisualPanoptoBlackboard CollaborateGoogle+ or Facebook?Assignment submissionUnderstand grading, comment processTesting
  • Front-load your course portalMaximizing daily/weekly teaching blocksTime invested vs. student/instructor ROIPromote interactivityForums, chats, AV optionsTransition classroom content to the online environmentDefine professional communication among "modern" studentsEmbrace and master the technologyProvide consistency in course presentationBe open and accessibleStrive for simplicity"Always on" Internet educationWhat are expectations for students? For the instructor?
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    1. 1. 7 Considerations for Delivering Successful Online Courses Thomas S. Mueller, PhD, MBA Sponsored by
    2. 2. Thomas Mueller Appalachian State Communication Department Direct responsibilities in distance education Taught two classes online last semester, all three online in Fall 2013 New cohort projected @ 30 students PhD, University of Florida (2009) and MBA, Otterbein University(2005) Sport agency owner – NASCAR, ProRodeo, Billiards, Supercross
    3. 3. Agenda Technology Considerations Policy Considerations Pedagogical Considerations Questions
    4. 4. 1: Define Your “Portal” Dedicated Website for Student-Instructor Interaction
    5. 5. Appalachian State Portal: Moodle 2 Dedicated Website for Student-Instructor Interaction
    6. 6. 2: Online Communication Channels Email & messaging Interactive video Student forums Assignment submission News forums Tests and quizzing Wiki pages
    7. 7. 3: Connectivity “Modern” web browser Internet reliability and speed Policy for student responsibility
    8. 8. 4: Mobility Mobile versions of portal sites Native mobile apps iOS and Android
    9. 9. 5: IT Support Pre-test technology Promote tech support for students Tech issues and assignment policies
    10. 10. 6: Academic Integrity Self-regulation for online honesty Devote first class to discussion New technology runs in background Cursor movement as a “fingerprint” ProctorU for online exams
    11. 11. 7: Instructional Approach Set expectations about rigor of online education Front-load your course portal Interact in a scalable way (forums, group chats, video) Set expectations about the “always on" environment Use consistent technology throughout each course Smaller content modules for video, content, quizzing
    12. 12. Takeaways Online benefits for students, faculty and institutions Success requires technology, policy, and pedagogy Don’t be afraid to learn as you go
    13. 13. For more information on Panopto’s lecture capture solution:
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