3 Great Things!

Online Teaching Practice & Theory

Top 10 and Best Practices lists about Online Teaching Theories and Practice abound. It seems a new one comes out every month. This issue of 3 Great Things! Will present lists which provide solid, well-thought out advice to inform your online teaching efforts. As always, there will be a bonus Great Thing! too.

Great Thing #1: Faculty Focus Special Report: 10 Principles of Effective Online Teaching: Best Practices in Distance Education.

http://www.mnsu.edu/cetl/teachingwithtechnology/te...

Ten, one to two page articles, on 10 great online teaching practices. As with all advice, faculty should consider which methods will work best for their specific courses, students in institutions.

Great Thing #2: 7 Strategies to Make Your Online Teaching Better-

http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/7-strategies-make-your-online-teaching-better

This list presents insights from 3 perspectives: student, faculty and educational technology specialist. Number 7 is excellent! Encourage play! Faculty, and students for that matter, should be willing to try new tools and applications. There's something new out every week. Is all of it good? Realistically, no. But if you don't try you'll never know what's out there and how it can be used to improve your online teaching and learning.

Great Thing #3: Best Practices in Online Teaching by Jason Rhode, Ph.D. Here you'll find both a video presentation and several lists (Tips for Design, Delivery, and Assessment): http://www.jasonrhode.com/best-practices-in-online-teaching

The strength of these suggestions is that faculty are encouraged to re-think their existing practices and determine where changes and improvements are appropriate.

Bonus Thing! For Moodle tips, how-to and best practices there are several possible resources. One favorite is Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/). Simply type your Moodle question into the search and choose a video to watch. A few consistently good YouTube Moodle channels:

Humboldt State University Information Tech Services

http://www.youtube.com/user/HSUInfoTechServices

Moodlerooms

http://www.youtube.com/user/MoodleroomsVideo

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