Faculty Focus has released a special report that contains reprints of articles from its Online Classroom newsletter.
Here is the table of contents:
- Syllabus Template Development for Online Course Success
- Virtual Sections: A Creative Strategy for Managing Large Online Classes
- Use Participation Policies to Improve Interaction
- On the Road Again: Keep Your Computer Happy!
- Making Visible the Invisible
- Internal or External Email for Online Courses?
- Trial by Fire: Online Teaching Tips That Work
- The Challenge of Teaching Across Generations
- 10 Ways to Get Reluctant and Downright Scared Students Enthusiastic About Taking Online Courses
- Playing Catch-up: How to Come Out From Behind When an “Unexpected” Broadsides Your Efforts
- The Online Instructor’s Challenge: Helping ‘Newbies’ 19
The Special Report is available here.
Or, here: report-11-strategies-for-managing-online-courses
This completion of articles by Lawrence C. Ragan, Director of Instructional Design and Development for Pen State’s World Campus, first appears as a series of columns in Distance Education Report’s “Between the Clicks” Column. The principles were first developed at Penn State’s World Campus to help faculty focus their investment of time in online learning. Ragan identifies barriers and limitations that could be potential problems or barriers, and outlines specific strategies to help faculty meet instructional expectations.
The principles are:
- Show Up and Teach
- Practice Proactive Course Management Strategies
- Establish Patterns of Course Activities
- Plan for the Unplanned
- Response Requested and Expected
- Think Before You Write
- Help Maintain Forward Progress
- Safe and Secure
- Quality Counts
- (Double) Click a Mile on My Connection
The booklet is available here.