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
By By Steve Lohr
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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