Online Teaching Tips and Articles

3 Reasons Why Videoconference Classrooms Feel Awkward


Three elements create awkward spaces in the streaming video classroom. #1 Latency The first is the latency. That’s the gap between when the person speaks and when it’s heard. To test this, try…

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Building Collaborative Dialogue in Online Courses


Lately, I've been reading through a series of journal articles on the topic of creating better online learning conversations. My favorite from the last few weeks was written by Dr. Sarah Haavind, a…

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Protocols = Better Online Discussions


Can you imagine facilitating an online discussion in a class of more than 400 undergraduate students? A business course at the University of Central Florida proved that it could be done. What made it…

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7 Elements of Effective Learning Teams


Collaborative learning, groupwork, learning teams--whatever you want to call it--has one major problem: it just doesn't work out-of-the-box. However, I find that most educators expect collaborative…

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Online Teaching Tip #29 – Why the First Weeks of Your Course are So Critical


Why the First Weeks of the Semester are so Critical Here's a quick way to get a picture of student participation in your class: 1. Click on your participants list in your course site. 2. Then…

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Online Teaching Tip #28 – Calendar Your Baseline Participation


How Much Should I Participate? One of the first questions I get from those who are new to teaching online goes something like this, "How much time should I be spending in the online classroom?" It's…

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