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10 Best Practices To Be An Effective Online Teacher

10 Best Practices To Be An Effective Online Teacher
The digital classroom brings with it a range of unknown and unexplored territory, mostly in part to its relative newness when compared to traditional teaching methods. To be an effective online teacher, there are 10 simple but effective practices you can follow. When coupled with a comprehensive course load and the right resources, there’s no reason why online learning can’t be even more effective than a traditional classroom setting. 1. Be Present Sure, you might not be physically present in a classroom, but there are many ways to make yourself known in the digital realm. 2. As the online classroom can often feel a little free-form, you’ll need to provide students with a very clear set of expectations before they commence their studies. 3. The aim of learning is to have students engaged in the content for as long as possible, so you need to create the opportunity for this to happen. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Finally, you want to end the course with a bang.

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Coronavirus: 14 simple tips for better online teaching The past few days have seen increasing numbers of schools and universities across the world announce that they are moving to online-only learning. Hundreds of thousands of teachers are busy working to move their face-to-face lessons online. Designing online courses takes significant time and effort. Read more: Coronavirus: universities are shifting classes online – but it's not as easy as it sounds What to Think About When Your School is Closing Due to Coronavirus COVID-19 has left many educators and administrators nationwide operating under a rapid response system to make sure learning continuity plans are in place for students. As of March 15, Education Week reports that “at least 64,000 schools are closed, are scheduled to close, or were closed and later reopened, affecting at least 32.5 million students.” While the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization offer advice and strategies on how to stay healthy and avoid community spread, below is a list of items for educators to think about in the case of a school closure: Schools and Coronavirus:What You Should KnowFind general guidance on COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and other health organizations, in addition to resources for navigating schools closures and online learning. Check out How K-12 Schools Should Prepare for Coronavirus from the Center for American Progress. Avoid new assignments.

How to be a successful virtual teacher With 87,000+ schools closing, the idea of school districts moving to a digital platform has become a reality. As a teacher, you’re probably feeling information overload. Not only has your normal day to day routine of teaching completely changed, the sheer amount of tools and information to go through can be staggering. As a virtual teacher, I promise you, this can be an opportunity to build relationships, achieve academic objectives, promote a fun learning environment, and I can show you how.

16 Online Teaching Tips to Prepare and Deliver Classes - ManyCam Blog ManyCam Blog Online teachers need to work with all the technical aspects of e-learning while still delivering great content to their students. It’s hard work! But, also rewarding. It’s a great moment when your student learns a new word or a new skill, isn’t it? Coronavirus Has Led to a Rush of Online Teaching. Here’s Some Advice for Newly Remote Instructors Every day, a new batch of colleges announces that in-person classes are closed and teaching will shift online to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. This has thrust an unprecedented number of teachers into a format for which they may have little or no training. So EdSurge asked our teaching advice columnist, Bonni Stachowiak, to offer a quick primer. Stachowiak is host of a long-running podcast called “Teaching in Higher Ed,” and she’s the dean of teaching and learning at Vanguard University of Southern California. Her campus is still open—for now—but she is bracing for disruption and sees it all around her.

Remote Teaching: When and How to Use Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Methods As college campuses shuttered in March 2020 in an effort to blunt the spread of COVID-19, many educators found themselves operating in unfamiliar territory. The shift to online learning requires a measured approach, taking into account the time to learn, plan, and get acquainted with new technology. One of the most important steps educators can take in navigating this different learning modality—and one that can alleviate some anxiety and frustration—is determining what content should be delivered to students synchronously (live or in real-time) and what learning can be supported asynchronously (recorded or self-paced). We’ve put together some guidance to help you make prudent decisions as you plunge into the brave new world of remote teaching.

Six Elements at the Core of Great (Online) Teaching - The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning By Dr. Ian Kelleher I am of a certain age where reskinning Winamp was a thing. Winamp was a media player way before Spotify existed, and you could completely change the way it looked, from a 1980’s boombox to a sleek car stereo to a sophisticated looking tower system, by reskinning it — but it was, at its core, the same Winamp underneath. Yes, we are all teaching and learning online now, but the core of what we do should be the same because the core is based on how students learn best. Remote Learning: Tips for Thriving in This Ecosystem Anyone who attends online classes or any sort of remote learning knows it’s different from traditional classes. To thrive in this environment requires a mindset that appreciates the pros and adapts to the challenges. The folks over at San Diego Virtual School (SDVS) have put together a list of quick productivity tips on how to excel in this increasingly-popular learning environment: Studying and working from home will share a lot of overlap when it comes to staying productive. It’s a completely different environment than being in a traditional school and it will require a much different (and stronger) level of discipline to stay successful in your studies.

Synchronous Learning vs. Asynchronous Learning What’s the difference between synchronous learning and asynchronous learning? The answer could have a huge impact on your online education experience. Online education has grown in popularity and accessibility, attracting students with its schedule-friendly format options. These formats can be grouped broadly into two categories: synchronous and asynchronous. Synchronous learning is online or distance education that happens in real time, often with a set class schedule and required login times. Asynchronous learning does not require real-time interaction; instead, content is available online for students to access when it best suits their schedules, and assignments are completed to deadlines. A Guidebook To Help with Remote Learning To get the complete tutorial playlist of all the tools that will help teachers in a Remote Learning situation feel out this FORM. The Need for Help As more and more schools are closing with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, teachers and students have to grapple with lost learning time in the classroom.

Three Free Webinars About Transitioning to Teaching Online In my previous post I mentioned Rushton Hurley's Emergencies and Switching to Online Learning. Later this week Rushton is going to host three free webinars on the topic. The webinars are Wednesday at 4pm ET and 7pm ET and then again on Friday at 4pm ET. You can register for the webinars here. In describing the webinars Rushton wrote, "This program is not a simple collection of web-based tech tools, but rather one which will focus on how to help prepare your team in this difficult time."

Asynchronous Learning: Definition, Benefits, and Example Activities Asynchronous Learning is the key feature of successful online learning programs. The word "asynchronous" means not keeping time together, which refers to students' ability to access information, demonstrate what they've learned, and communicate with classmates and instructors on their own time--they don't have to be in the same classroom or even in the same time zone to participate. Asynchronous learning allows flexibility for non-traditional learners and easily accommodates different learning styles, as students can often "choose their own adventure" when it comes to the order they wish to cover material and how deep to dive into a given topic.