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Ten Best Practices for Teaching Online

An online Teaching Tip
Excerpt from The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips by Judith V. Boettcher and Rita-Marie Conrad

  1. Be present at the course site.
  2. Create a supportive online course community.
  3. Develop a set of explicit expectations for your learners and yourself as to how you will communicate and how much time students should be working on the course each week.
  4. Use a variety of large group, small group, and individual work experiences.
  5. Use synchronous and asynchronous activities.
  6. Ask for informal feedback early in the term.
  7. Prepare discussion posts that invite responses, questions, discussions, and reflections.
  8. Search out and use content resources that are available in digital format if possible.
  9. Combine core concept learning with customized and personalized learning.
  10. Plan a good closing and wrap activity for the course.


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