Category: Teaching Online

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Course Facilitation

Promoting Participation in Discussions

In the online, constructivist learning environment, rich and robust collaborative knowledgeconstruction occurs on the discussion board. The constructivist approach shifts the focus from the instructor to the students and the

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Assessments and Assignments

Alternative Strategies for Discussion Boards

Implementing alternative strategies for discussion boards an help enhance your course from initial student introductions to end-of-semester reflections.

Course Facilitation

Shared Course Preparation Checklist

Utilizing the same master shell between multiple faculty is a great way to ensure students have the same experience regardless of who is facilitating the course. When developing and facilitating

Course Facilitation

Teaching an Online Course You Did Not Design

You’ve been notified by your department chair or dean you will be teaching a new to you online course in the upcoming semester. The dean/chair knows you have not taught

Course Facilitation

New Facilitation Training to Drive Student Persistence

  While institutions seek ways to retain their students, students seek to persist through their program. Some may feel that this is simply a subtle nuance, however, this nuance shifts

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Course Facilitation

4 Tips for Facilitation

As you begin your online course, you will want to consider how to guide your students through the course. In other words, how will you facilitate their learning journey? Facilitation

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Course Facilitation

Teaching Presence and Facilitation

“Those teachers who are students of their own effects are the teachers who are the most influential in raising students’ achievement.” John Hattie (2008) One of the largest influences on

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Quick Tips for Online Assessments

As you design the content of your course, you’ll think a lot about assessment methods. Online assessments and assignments should take into consideration the their online audience, which is typically a population of adult learners.

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