Ten Best Practices for Teaching Online

From The Online Survival Teaching Guide, by Judith V. Boettcher and Rita-Marie Conrad

Best Practice 1: Be present at the course site

Best Practice 2: Create a supportive online course community

Best Practice 3: Develop a set of explicit expectations for your learners and for yourself as to how you will communicate and how much time students should be working on the course each week

Best Practice 4: Use a variety of large group, small group, and individual work experiences

Best Practice 5: Use synchronous and asynchronous activities

Best Practice 6: Ask for informal feedback early in the term

Best Practice 7: Prepare discussion posts that invite responses, questions, discussions and reflections

Best Practice 8: Search out and use content resources that are available in digital format if possible.

Best Practice 9: Combine core concept learning with customized personal learning

Best Practice 10: Plan a good closing and wrap up activity for the course


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