Get Specific techniques that improve online teaching effectiveness
Beyond Course Design: Planning for Successful Facilitation
The curriculum for your online course is finished, but a strong curriculum is only half of the equation. To be successful in online education, you must also pay attention to the manner in which your course is facilitated. How’s that going?
Chances are, you’ve spent considerable time and effort revising coursework for better compatibility with distance learning. But, have you done the same with the way you facilitate your courses?
Updating your curricula is critical. But unless you update your approach to facilitating classes at the same time, you’re jeopardizing your overall success. It’s a bit like writing your materials in a foreign language, but forgetting to provide a translation.
Fortunately, experts on the leading-edge of online instruction have developed a new tool to help with planning, self-assessment and peer evaluation. Assessing Online Facilitation (AOF) is a new tool, solidly grounded in both theory and practice.
Among other things, the AOF clearly addresses each vital role that an effective online facilitator must play:
- Pedagogical: Guiding student learning with a focus on concepts, principles, and skills.
- Social: Creating a welcoming online community in which learning is promoted.
- Managerial: Handling organizational, procedural, and administrative tasks.
- Technical: Assisting participants to become comfortable with the technologies used to deliver the course.
In this informative 90-minute online seminar, you’ll master the AOF and its many uses. It’s a guide for instructors seeking to better understand the paradigm shift between teaching face-to-face and teaching online. It can be used as a self-evaluation tool to determine strengths and areas for improvement. And, it provides a framework for peer assessment of online instructors.
You’ll leave this seminar knowing:
- The key criteria that influence student satisfaction and learning.
- How to meet these criteria in an online (as opposed to face-to-face) environment.
- The different roles of an online facilitator: pedagogical, social, managerial and technical.
- Specific techniques that improve online teaching effectiveness.
- The value of a Facilitation Activity Record in structuring successful repeated facilitation.
- How to guide peer evaluation of facilitator performance in the online classroom.
This audio seminar includes generous take-home materials, including all of the checklists and forms you will need to fully implement the AOF system at your institution.
If you have any questions contact Customer Service at 800-433-0499 or (608) 246-3590 or email us at email@example.com.