American River CollegeOnline Teaching Institute<br />
Online Teaching Institute<br /><ul><li>Teach with Technology
Engage Students
Learn Practical Strategies
Work hands-on
Develop ideas & content for your own courses </li></ul>2<br />
Session Topics<br />1. Transitioning Your Course To Online<br />2. Online Issues for Instructors and Students <br />3. Use...
What is different about learning online?<br />• Learning can take place anywhere, anytime, and at a controlled pace<br />•...
What are online tools?<br /><ul><li>Web pages/websites
Audio & video
Interactive activities
Asynchronous discussion forums
Synchronous Chat or Webinars</li></ul>and more…<br />5<br />
Web 2.0 Tools: Expand our D2L toolbox<br />6<br />
Benefits of Online Tools<br />Engage students <br />Increase access<br />Provide additional resources  & up-to-date inform...
More Benefits<br /><ul><li>Support a variety of learning styles
Promote community & collaboration
Utilize guests and experts </li></ul>8<br />
Online Students: Who are they?<br />Digital<br />Natives* or<br />Digital<br />Immigrants?<br />*Marc Prensky coined the t...
We are all denizens of a digital world<br />10<br />Just as all educators do not reject or resist technology, neither do a...
The Gap: Digital Learner vs. Traditional Teachers<br />11<br />
What makes a good online instructor?<br /><ul><li>Knowledge & enthusiasm for subject
Flexibility in teaching methods
Experience
Organization
Effective communication
Likes students </li></ul>15<br />
What else makes a good online instructor?<br /><ul><li>Fairness in evaluation
Comfortable w/technology
Enjoys writing
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Teaching Online - An Introduction

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Teaching Online - An Introduction

  1. 1. American River CollegeOnline Teaching Institute<br />
  2. 2. Online Teaching Institute<br /><ul><li>Teach with Technology
  3. 3. Engage Students
  4. 4. Learn Practical Strategies
  5. 5. Work hands-on
  6. 6. Develop ideas & content for your own courses </li></ul>2<br />
  7. 7. Session Topics<br />1. Transitioning Your Course To Online<br />2. Online Issues for Instructors and Students <br />3. Use D2L Course Management Software – Part 1<br />4. Use D2L Course Management Software – Part 2<br />5. Choose and Use Tools for Online Communication & Collaboration<br />6. Move PowerPoint Presentations and other content to the Web <br />7. Add Audio and other interactive activities to your course <br />8. Add video to your course<br />3<br />
  8. 8. What is different about learning online?<br />• Learning can take place anywhere, anytime, and at a controlled pace<br />• High quality dialogue can be maintained because it is not restricted by a traditional classroom or time models.<br />• There is great access to a larger variety of quality resources.<br />• There is a level playing field for all learners, regardless of visual or physical handicap, location or learning schedule.<br />What other differences can you think of?<br />4<br />
  9. 9. What are online tools?<br /><ul><li>Web pages/websites
  10. 10. Audio & video
  11. 11. Interactive activities
  12. 12. Asynchronous discussion forums
  13. 13. Synchronous Chat or Webinars</li></ul>and more…<br />5<br />
  14. 14. Web 2.0 Tools: Expand our D2L toolbox<br />6<br />
  15. 15. Benefits of Online Tools<br />Engage students <br />Increase access<br />Provide additional resources & up-to-date information<br />Teach students to use technology as a learning tool<br />7<br />
  16. 16. More Benefits<br /><ul><li>Support a variety of learning styles
  17. 17. Promote community & collaboration
  18. 18. Utilize guests and experts </li></ul>8<br />
  19. 19. Online Students: Who are they?<br />Digital<br />Natives* or<br />Digital<br />Immigrants?<br />*Marc Prensky coined the term for students who have grown up with digital technology <br />9<br />12<br />
  20. 20. We are all denizens of a digital world<br />10<br />Just as all educators do not reject or resist technology, neither do all students embrace technology. http://bit.ly/c0gv7B<br />Recluse-Refugee-Immigrant-Native-Explorer-Innovator-Addict<br />
  21. 21. The Gap: Digital Learner vs. Traditional Teachers<br />11<br />
  22. 22. What makes a good online instructor?<br /><ul><li>Knowledge & enthusiasm for subject
  23. 23. Flexibility in teaching methods
  24. 24. Experience
  25. 25. Organization
  26. 26. Effective communication
  27. 27. Likes students </li></ul>15<br />
  28. 28. What else makes a good online instructor?<br /><ul><li>Fairness in evaluation
  29. 29. Comfortable w/technology
  30. 30. Enjoys writing
  31. 31. Highly responsive
  32. 32. provides timely feedback.
  33. 33. Good time management skills. </li></ul>16<br />
  34. 34. Teaching Online: What’s Different?<br /><ul><li>Students have greater responsibility for & control of their own learning
  35. 35. Collaboration easier
  36. 36. Number of student you can reach individually increases
  37. 37. Assessments graded automatically
  38. 38. Provide access to timely enrichment material</li></ul>14<br />
  39. 39. Teaching Online: What’s Different?<br /><ul><li>Learning curve
  40. 40. No visual clues
  41. 41. More work up-front
  42. 42. Technology dependent </li></ul>15<br />
  43. 43. You Create the Learning Environment<br /><ul><li>Structure
  44. 44. Community
  45. 45. Student to student interaction
  46. 46. Deadlines</li></ul>Learning becomes less linear<br />16<br />
  47. 47. Teaching Strategies<br />Use a combination of: <br />presentation methods<br />activities<br />self-paced exercises<br />demonstrations<br />17<br />
  48. 48. Connect with your Students<br />Be enthusiastic <br />Be genuine<br />Be glad to be there<br />Use humor<br />Have fun! <br />18<br />
  49. 49. What does a high quality online course look like?<br /><ul><li>Use this site to learn more about the Rubric for Online Instruction
  50. 50. More information on the Chico rubric and links to exemplary courses are in your session 1 content</li></ul>http://www.csuchico.edu/celt/roi/<br />22<br />
  51. 51. 7 Principles of Good Teaching Practice<br />Encourage contact between students and instructor<br />Develop reciprocity and cooperation Among students<br />Encourage active learning<br />Give prompt feedback<br />Emphasize time on task <br />Communicate high expectations<br />Respect diverse talents and ways of learning<br />20<br />
  52. 52. 7 Principles: Online Learning - #1<br />1. Practice Encourages Contact between Students and Instructors<br /><ul><li>Increases student motivation and involvement
  53. 53. Students need to know you are there
  54. 54. Respond promptly to emails
  55. 55. Be active on forums
  56. 56. Be available</li></ul>21<br />24<br />
  57. 57. 7 Principles: Online Learning - #2<br />2. Good Teaching Practice Develops Reciprocity and Cooperation Among Students<br /><ul><li>Learning is a collaborative and social process, not competitive and isolated.
  58. 58. Working with others
  59. 59. increases involvement in learning.
  60. 60. Sharing one's own ideas and responding to others' reactions
  61. 61. sharpens thinking and deepens understanding.
  62. 62. Create opportunities
  63. 63. Group projects
  64. 64. Help each other </li></ul>22<br />25<br />
  65. 65. 7 Principles: Online Learning - #3<br />3. Good Teaching Practice Encourages Active Learning<br /><ul><li>Not a spectator sport
  66. 66. Need to:
  67. 67. Talk about what they learn
  68. 68. Write about what they learn
  69. 69. Integrate what they learn</li></ul>23<br />26<br />
  70. 70. 7 Principles: Online Learning - #4<br />4. Good Teaching Practice Gives Prompt Feedback<br /><ul><li>Need to know what they know
  71. 71. Need to know what they don’t know
  72. 72. Frequent suggestions for improvement
  73. 73. Practice quizzes</li></ul>24<br />27<br />
  74. 74. 7 Principles: Online Learning - #5<br />5. Good Teaching PracticeEmphasizes Time on Task<br /><ul><li>Time plus Energy = learning
  75. 75. Schedule regular assignments
  76. 76. Stress good time management
  77. 77. Easier to provide multiple learning opportunities online</li></ul>25<br />28<br />
  78. 78. 7 Principles: Online Learning - #6<br />6. Good Teaching Practice Communicates High Expectations<br /><ul><li>Expect more and get more
  79. 79. Objectives are the same –delivery methods are different!
  80. 80. Need to feel sure that student learning goals are achieved
  81. 81. Don’t lower standards</li></ul>26<br />29<br />
  82. 82. 7 Principles: Online Learning - #7<br />7. Good Teaching Practice Respects Diverse Talents and Ways of Learning<br /><ul><li>Many roads to learning
  83. 83. Different learning styles and talents
  84. 84. Web makes it easy to provide materials over multiple channels</li></ul>27<br />30<br />
  85. 85. Brief Look at Best Practices Online<br /><ul><li>Provide a good orientation
  86. 86. In person or online
  87. 87. Have a consistent course structure
  88. 88. Provide different types of learning opportunities
  89. 89. Provide interactive learning activities
  90. 90. Encourage and reward student Interaction</li></ul>28<br />
  91. 91. Survival Tips<br /><ul><li>Establish schedule for responding to emails & discussion board postings
  92. 92. Develop system for grading and commenting on student work
  93. 93. Provide clear instructions/expectations
  94. 94. Use free and easy-to-use tools
  95. 95. Don’t re-invent the wheel</li></ul>29<br />
  96. 96. Getting Started<br /><ul><li>Begin using online tools with a face-to-face class first
  97. 97. Get comfortable with programs and their usefulness
  98. 98. Develop materials and content
  99. 99. Learn what is possible</li></ul>30<br />

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