Teaching online: Your guide to ensuring academic continuity
- Frequent communication with your learners will help you avoid pitfalls
- Open educational resources (OER) are a good option for online learners
- You can hold both synchronous or asynchronous courses to engage learners
Engaging students through virtual academic courses comes with its challenges—particularly for faculty members who have never taught online.
As most institutions move courses online, it is more important than ever to craft courses that are insightful, meaningful, and effective. In this guide, you’ll find strategies for opening channels of communication with learners, preparing to teach online, and how to utilize proven techniques for engaging classes.
Before you start thinking about the nuts and bolts of effective online teaching, it’s important to consider some factors up front. Knowing details about the closure and institution or department expectations will help you plan accordingly.