Best Practices in Teaching Online

Introduction

Online learning is a form of distance education where students are physically separated by time and/or location and are connected through the Internet. Teaching and learning online opens the door to more freedom and convenience for students, more diversity in student membership, and access to a world of online resources. Teaching and learning online also poses many challenges.

In this course, you will explore both the opportunities and the challenges of teaching online. You will experience online learning as both a student and an educator, building empathy for both roles. You will consider what is unique about learning online, as well as learning principles that stand consistent no matter what the delivery system.

This six week online course is instructor‐facilitated and includes weekly discussions, individual and small group activities. Throughout the course, participants will construct a sample online course syllabus that considers course goals and objectives suitable for an online course, an online communications strategy, and the selection of student learning activities and assessments.

Registration

To register for the course, email Chad Dennis at ce-dennis@wiu.edu