Week 2 - Can I connect what I am teaching online with best practices?
Focus: Maximizing your teaching potential when online
We want you to be you when teaching your course! At the same time, we want to make sure you know the basics of online teaching and the national conversation discussing online teaching standards!
In Week 1 we asked you to reflect upon your own past experience with designing an online course...what has worked well for you. What would you like to improve upon? We asked you to set a personal goal for each of our 3 broad concepts.
This week, we want to take that process a step further and ask you to think about the results of your rubric review as compared to recognized effective practice.
Within the context of the 3 goals you identified in week 1, continue to think about things like:
- Your course look and feel. What does that say about you & your teaching style?
- When students enter for the first time, do they know what to do, where to begin?
- Do the students know who you are (think back to the 'Humanizing...' infographic).
- Can they discern what the course is all about?
- What tools will you choose to begin to solve/address the 'big questions' you identified?
Course participants will:
- Recognize effective practice for design and conduct of online courses.
- Identify points of personal relevance & apply effective practice ideas to your own online course design.
- Finalize course individual course review regarding best practice elements demonstrated in sample rubrics.
- Finalize a personal set of goals related to 3 thematic areas for deepening skills or introducing new elements into your course.
- (2012). How [not] to Design an Online Course. Blog post by Morrison, D. https://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2012...
- (2012). How to 'Retrofit' an Online Course. Blog Post by Morrison, D. https://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2012...
- Comment below with at least 1 personal nugget or noticing from the reaching and/or video.