Best Practices in Teaching Online

Outline

Week 1: The Basics

  • Chapter 1 - Teaching Online: An Overview (p. 3 - 22)
  • Chapter 2 - Scouting the Territory: Exploring Your Institution's Resources (p. 23 - 29)
  • Week 1 Discussion - Challenges of Teaching Online
  • Week 1 Activity - Online Learning Resources
  • Week 1 Journal
  • Week 1 Western Online Hands-on Activity

Week 2: The Online Learning Environment

  • Chapter 3 - Course Design and Development (p. 33-91)
  • Chapter 5 - Creating an Effective Online Syllabus (p. 111-137)
  • Week 2 Discussion - Syllabus and Design Issues
  • Week 2 Activity - Online Description and Objectives
  • Week 2 Journal
  • Week 2 Western Online Hands-on Activity

Week 3: Communication, Collaboration & Community

  • Chapter 6 - Building an Online Classroom  (p. 138-172)
  • Chapter 10 - Preparing Students for Online Learning (p. 293-307)
  • Week 3 Discussion - Communication, Collaboration & Community
  • Week 3 Activity - Course Communication Plan
  • Week 3 Journal
  • Week 3 Western Online Hands-on Activity

Week 4: Planning Online Activities and Assessments

  • Chapter 7 - Student Activities in the Online Environment (p. 173-225)
  • Week 4 Activity - Example Quiz (Chapter 7)
  • Week 4 Discussion - The Online Classroom
  • Week 4 Journal
  • Week 4 Western Online Hands-on Activity

Week 5: Developing and Maintaining Online Course Materials

  • Chapter 9 - Creating Courseware: Selecting "Web 2.0" Tools and Other Resources (p. 244-289)
  • Chapter 8 - Copyright, Intellectual Property, and Open Educational Resources (p. 226-243)
  • Week 5 Discussion - Course Development & Copyright Issues
  • Week 5 Activity - Syllabus
  • Week 5 Journal
  • Week 5 Western Online Hands-on Activity

Week 6: Online Course Management

  • Chapter 11 - Classroom Management and Facilitation (p. 308-348)
  • Chapter 12 - Classroom Management: Special Issues (p. 349-367)
  • Week 6 Discussion - Management Issues
  • Best Practices in Teaching Online - Spring 2018 - Course Evaluation