Much has been written about the challenges of teaching an online course. While not discounting the unique (and sometimes frustrating) aspects of the online learning environment, it could be said that, despite the numerous differences, many of the same course management strategies that are essential to success in a traditional classroom also apply in the online classroom.
A strong syllabus, clear directions, well-organized materials, and timely feedback are the building blocks of any course management plan … whether you teach online or face to face.
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11 Strategies for Managing Your Online Courses was created to help online instructors tackle many of the course management issues that can erode the efficiency and effectiveness of an online course. It features 11 articles pulled from the pages of Online Classroom, including:
- Ideas for Creating an Effective Syllabus for Online Learning
- How to Design Online Courses to Enhance Student Engagement
- Making Visible the Invisible
- What Online Faculty Can Do to Avoid Burnout
- Time-Saving Tips for Teaching Large Online Classes
- Top Online Course Design Mistakes
- Perspectives in Understanding Online Teaching and Learning Strategies for First-Year Generation Y Students
- 10 Ways to Get Reluctant and Downright Scared Students Enthusiastic About Taking Online Courses
- What Are You Saying Online Without Your Words
- How to Keep from Going MIA in Your Online Course
- Ten Online Teaching Tips You May Not Have Heard