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Online teaching? Is it for me?

Need to address accessibilty in your online course... Check out this guide posted on the Sloan-C site.


CANnect, the most comprehensive, most accessible collection of online learning opportunities for people with visual impairments collaborated with The Sloan Consortium to provide improved access to online learning tools.   Through a grant provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, three projects have been instituted to make online learning a reality for visually impaired students.



Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom
Published: August 19, 2009
Education that includes at least some online work is more effective than classroom-only teaching, according to a major research review done for the Department of Education.


Teaching online can be a challenge---

  1.  How do I engage my students in effective discussions?
  2.  Do I have to change my content?

  3.  Is there a way to address different learning styles online?

  4. How do I communicate with my students if I can't see them?


Thinking about working with students from a distance is the first step toward reaching them and developing a "cyber" relationship.


First of all, the students of today are very different and are known as Digital Natives.


In order to prepare students, we need to look at the skills they will need in the workplace-- or 21st Century Skills.


Becoming an online teacher

For even the most experienced classroom teacher, teaching online requires a thoughtful transition to the new environment. Some things to think about...



Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education 


21st Century Basic Skills



The Ultimate Guide to BlackBoard: 100 Tips & Tutorials

By Laura Milligan

College professors and students have been using Blackboard as a platform for sharing notes, uploading class materials and taking tests for a while now, but there’s still a lot to learn. Elementary and high school students are getting in on the action, too, and developers continue to create new tools and accessories that make Blackboard better than ever. Read below for our list of 100 tips and tutorials to using all of Blackboard’s features.



"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."                                                                            

-- Alvin Toffler







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Comments (8)

Jennifer McDaniel said

at 11:13 am on Jan 23, 2009

Hey Debbie! I'm creating an 8 week course "Facilitating Online Instruction" for my final Master's Project. I'm using this as a resource. :) If I find more stuff, I'll add as well. How are you?

Jeanette said

at 1:08 pm on Jan 26, 2009

I couldn't find a definition of a wiki. What is a "Wiki'? What does the word mean? How is it different than a blog?

Mindy said

at 10:56 am on Jan 27, 2009

When you think of a "wiki," think of Wikipedia. It's basically an online website that members can edit content. It's kind of like a shared webpage among group members who can all add / edit content. For more informaiton, you can see the definition of "wiki" as provided by Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki

susiekesler@hotmail.com said

at 2:46 pm on Jan 27, 2009

Hi Debbie, I was clueless as to what this was! Hopefully I am commenting in the right place. Thanks for your patience! Susie

cbrandon@plateautel.net said

at 2:47 pm on Jan 27, 2009

This is a new experience for me!! I had to navigate back and forth and finally found where to comment! Sometimes I think I am very slow to catch on! I can see where this would be a good resource for sharing information and I am glad that Debbie connected us to this! But I am like Jeannette, I did not know what Wiki was!

cbrandon@plateautel.net said

at 2:47 pm on Jan 27, 2009

The above was Judy...my home e-mail does not have my name in it!

Michelle Bellah said

at 3:35 pm on Jan 27, 2009

If you are part of the class, be sure to go to the
Seven Principles for Good Practice In Undergraduate Education (Chickering and Gamson) link in the menu on the right. You will see the chart to edit on that page.

Dirk Funk said

at 6:27 pm on Jul 21, 2010

Debbie - Thank you for the NYC article.

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