by Donna Hackner
Be Present at the Course Site
or in other words
Show up and Teach!
Create a safe and supportive online course enviornment.
Set very clear expectations for students and yourself:
Discussion post should invite questions, discussions, responses, and reflection.
Plan for the unplanned
Resources, applications , and examples should be current and easily accessible.
Use a variety of experiences: large and small group and individual
Establish patterns of course activities.
Use asynchronous and synchronous actvities
Core concept learning should be combined with customized and personalized learning.
10 Best Practices of On-Line Learning
1. Boettcher, J.V. "Designing for Learning." Ten Best Practces for Teaching Online. Design for Learning, May 2011. Web. 22 Jul 2011. <http://www.designingforlearning.info/services/writing/ecoach/tenbest.html>.
3. iNACOL "National Primer on Online Learning K-12"
2. Ragan, Lawrence. "10 Principles of Effective Online Teaching: Best Practices in Distance Education." Distance Education Report. 26. Print.