Tips and Tools for People who Teach Online
Teaching online lets us connect with students in powerful ways that aren't always possible in a face-to-face classroom. However, creating and teaching online courses that encourage creative, personal, and humanized learning isn't easy. The models many of us have to work from are flawed at best. After transitioning from teaching on-campus to teaching online full-time in 2012, I wanted to learn everything I could about how to teach amazing online courses. It's an ongoing process, and I've shared some of what I've learned below. I hope it's helpful for you.
Three cornerstones of my online teaching
When you start with kindness as a guiding principle in teaching or designing online courses, it will make a difference for you and your students.
Online courses need to be extra clear to effectively guide students through what's often a new or unfamiliar experience.
Flexible courses and policies provide grace when it's needed for faculty and students and allow for a customized experience every semester.
Thinking of You Podcast: Q&A for Online Faculty
In these short podcast episodes - most are less than 10 minutes - I answer questions about how to design and teach online classes with love, compassion, and humanity.
Thinking of You:
A podcast for people who teach online
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Have a question about teaching online? An idea or tool to share?
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