Rethinking the Classroom

Overview

Moving a face-to-face course to an online environment may seem daunting. To help you be successful in the transition, it’s best to begin by mapping out the flow of your course from week to week. Identify how you will assess your student learning outcomes and incorporate the classroom discussion that is so vital in the classroom.

What are the major differences between a face-to-face and an online course

The major differences between face-to-face and online is the role you as the instructor play and the method of engagement with your students. In an online course students are more self-directed learners and show their presence through in-depth discussions using the Discussion Board.

What is My Role in an Online Course?

Simply, the instructor becomes the course facilitator.  What does a facilitator do? According to Gilly Salmon, the facilitator presides over electronic learning by creating and shaping the learning environment rather than having it imposed upon them. There is a more sharing of experiences than is possible in a face-to-face course.

Tips and techniques for designing an online course

Here are some great tips and techniques to get you started in teaching online. These tips include some of the best practices used by the best online instructors.

The importance of multi-media in an online course

Multimedia learning is innovative and has revolutionized the way we learn. Today’s students engage constantly with multimedia content. The internet presents content is many formats, for example: text, video, sound, graphics, and animation. These formats, when combined, create a rich environment.

How to transition classroom discussions to an online course

The online discussion is the heart and soul of student interaction in an online course. Facilitating meaningful discussions encourages community and collaboration, while promoting reflection for all students.