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25 Tips for Successful Online Course Facilitation

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Teaching in the online environment is quite different from teaching in the classroom and as such has a number of unique characteristics and limitations. The following guide (based on my experience ...

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Donna Murdoch
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Learning to Teach Online (MOOC)

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The Learning to Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC is designed to help existing educators establish or improve their own online or blended teaching practices. The target audience is primarily teachers in higher education, K-12, community college, and vocational or private education.

 

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The Theory and Practice of Online Teaching and Learning

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Get the free ebook The Theory and Practice of Online Teaching and Learning: A Guide for Academic Professionals, brought to you by Routledge Education and featuring hand-picked content from some of our leading titles.
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Concise and useful resource with contributions from experts such as Gilly Salmon, Diana Laurillard, and Allison Littlejohn. Inge de Waard has written a great summary of the book here: http://ignatiawebs.blogspot.ie/2015/04/free-pdf-ebook-theory-practice-of.html

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My education class on teaching online thanks you!!
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Devotedly Digital: Why I Love Teaching Online

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Devotedly Digital: Why I Love Teaching Online

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Wonderful, thoughtful article from Laura Gibbs. Recommended read for all educators, everywhere -- especially those of us who teach online.

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Creating a sense of instructor presence in the online classroom

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Short summary of advice (including video clip) from Larry Ragan, director of instructional design & development at Penn State -- focuses on the 3 dimensions of instructor presence: persona, social and instructional.

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Five Essential Skills Instructors Need to Facilitate Online Group Work & Collaboration

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This is the second post in a three-part series featuring strategies and skill development for instructors wanting to create, facilitate and encourage collaboration among students working in groups....
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Infographic: Why aren’t your students participating on the Discussion Board?

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Learning To Teach Online | COFA video series

Learning To Teach Online | COFA video series | Resources for online facilitators | Scoop.it
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Helpful resources, for both novice and experienced online facilitators.

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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, September 8, 2013 6:52 PM

For those of you who are teaching online you might be interested in browsing through these resources. Some very helpful tips and points for consideration.

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Online Teaching Resources by Debbie Morrison

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This section includes a collection of links by topic targeted to faculty, instructors, K-12 educators, and instructional designers looking for ideas, inspiration and/or skill development specific t...
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Excellent collection of resources from Debbie Morrison re: online teaching: skills for online teaching, establishing online presence, interactions with students, giving personalised feedback, fostering asynchronous student discussions, and more.

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Five Stage Model of Online Learning by Gilly Salmon

At Stage 1, our new online learner Mo is still transitioning into his cloud-based learning environment. Mo is used to being able to access learning everywhere and integrated into his everyday life...
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This model, developed by Gilly Salmon, is a simple but helpful way of conceptualising the stages or steps of online learning from 'Access and Motivation' through to 'Online Socialisation', 'Information Exchange', 'Knowledge Construction', and 'Development'. Each stage requires different skills from both learners and facilitators.

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She's a brilliant speaker, real and funny and so very knowledgeable!
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Increasing Interaction in Online Learning Environments

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Focusing on the qualities of effective online teaching, here are a collection of real strategies to increase interaction in online learning environments.

Via Anne Whaits, Donna Murdoch
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Maria Persson's curator insight, July 22, 2013 8:27 PM

Must read if you are new to online teaching and learning and essential if you can about student retention and the quality of your teaching.

Teresa MacKinnon's curator insight, September 15, 2013 2:23 AM

useful insights to share with #cmc #oie 

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many thanks for sharing this, really useful :)
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How to Foster Critical Thinking, Student Engagement in Online Discussions

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Robust online discussions are nurtured through clear expectations, carefully crafted questions, timely and useful feedback, and creative facilitation.
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Some lovely suggestions for encouraging participation and providing useful feedback in online discussions (** very relevant for IT Online facilitators).

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How NOT to Teach Online: A Story in Two Parts - Hybrid Pedagogy

How NOT to Teach Online: A Story in Two Parts - Hybrid Pedagogy | Resources for online facilitators | Scoop.it
Here’s a little secret: when I started teaching people how to teach online, I had no clue what I was doing. It was 1998. I was a graduate student, without...
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Honest take on teaching online from Bonnie Stewart -- a great place to start.

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How to Develop a Sense of Presence in Online and F2F Courses with Social Media

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Social presence is a significant predictor of course retention and final grade in the college online environment. Two effective interventions are recommended: establishing integrated social and lea...
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9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners -- THE Journal

9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners -- THE Journal | Resources for online facilitators | Scoop.it
With ever-increasing opportunities for online learning, educators must find new ways to engage their students and create a sense of community in a virtual world.
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A Checklist for Facilitating Online Courses

Research-based tool developed at Humboldt State University

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This concise and useful checklist for online facilitators was developed by Joan Van Duzer and Carole Robinson -- many thanks to David Hopkins for sharing it.

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NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, July 14, 2014 5:10 PM

Structured and complete. Nice.

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How to Promote Critical Thinking with Online Discussion Forums

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Critical thinking is an expected learning outcome of higher education along with mastery of a studied discipline. Yet several studies including one outlined in Academically Adrift, suggests that a ...
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Jeroen Bottema's curator insight, October 22, 2013 3:58 AM

"I make a case for asynchronous discussions and their value in developing higher order thinking. I recently facilitated a webinar How to Promote Critical Thinking Skills in the Online Class targeted to educators teaching undergraduate or high school students virtually. I include slides from the presentation at the end of the post. Below I highlight the required learning conditions for effective online discussions, and include excerpts from peer-reviewed papers that describe how asynchronous online discussions can promote deep, rich learning"

BOBGotte's curator insight, October 28, 2013 4:44 AM

I've been experimenting with an online discussion forum for my first year students. This article would have been helpfull then and will be next semester.

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JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

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The peer-reviewed, open-access JOLT journal shares current research and practice in online learning and teaching. One of its main aims is to "enable faculty to develop effective, evidence-based practices in online learning and teaching by learning from a community of researchers and scholars".

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Maria Persson's curator insight, September 23, 2013 7:27 PM

A must keep - bookmark this Journal if you're a serious e-learning/online pedagogue.

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Lessons Learned Teaching Online by George Siemens

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Excellent, short article by George Siemens (2002):

"If the process (communication through variety of interactions) or core objectives (increased student learning) don't change from classroom to online, what does? The biggest change is the role and function of both the teacher and the student. The teacher needs to shift perspective from the "provider of knowledge", to a "facilitator of knowledge". The student needs a similar shift - from passive learner to active learner."

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25 Tips for Successful Online Course Facilitation

25 Tips for Successful Online Course Facilitation | Resources for online facilitators | Scoop.it
Teaching in the online environment is quite different from teaching in the classroom and as such has a number of unique characteristics and limitations. The following guide (based on my experience ...

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Donna Murdoch
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Useful checklist.

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Ten Reasons Students Don’t Participate in Online Discussions & How to Remedy Each

Ten Reasons Students Don’t Participate in Online Discussions & How to Remedy Each | Resources for online facilitators | Scoop.it
"Why don't students participate in my online discussion forums?" It is most discouraging for instructors when students don't participate in discussions or group work in online learning environments...
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