Panelists and members of the Online Teaching and Learning Teaching Circle Veronica Paz (Accounting), Mary Stewart (English) and Carrie Bishop (Libraries) shared best practices in online teaching that are simple to implement, yet have big impact on student learning and engagement. They discussed how they have made small changes in course planning, communication techniques, and assignment design to improve the online experience for students and themselves.
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Vai, M., & Sosulski, K. (2015). Essentials of online course design: A standards-based guide. Routledge.
Albon, Rozz J., & Jewels, Tony J. (2009). Beyond "read and discuss": Promoting dynamic online interaction and humanness using mediated learning experience. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 21(3), 310-325.
Banna, J., Grace Lin, M., Stewart, M., & Fialkowski, M. (2015). Interaction matters: Strategies to promote engaged learning in an online introductory nutrition course. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 11(2), 249-261.
Getting Started with Video Orientations and Ice-Breakers
Dixon, J., Crooks, H., & Henry, K. (2006). Breaking the ice: Supporting collaboration and the development of community online. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology/La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie, 32(2).
Draus, P., Curran, M., & Trempus, M. (2014). The Influence of instructor-generated video content on student satisfaction with and engagement in asynchronous online classes. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 10(2).
Hsu, H., Lowell, Victoria L., Lehman, James, Newby, Timothy, & Wright, Wayne. (2017). Cultivating asian students' willingness to communicate in American classrooms using an online video-based pre-arrival course, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.
Tomei, Lawrence A., Hagle, Holly, Rineer, Ashley, Mastandrea, Lisa A., & Scollon, Jennifer. (2009). Do orientation materials help students successfully complete online courses?(Technical report). International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 5(2), 73-89.
Wozniak, H., Pizzica, J., & Mahony, M. J. (2012). Design-based research principles for student orientation to online study: Capturing the lessons learnt. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 28(5).
Course Structure and Design
Crews, T. B., & Wilkinson, K. (2015). Online quality course design vs. quality teaching: Aligning quality matters standards to principles for good teaching. The Journal of Research in Business Education, 57(1), 47.
Lee, Joohi. (2014). An exploratory study of effective online learning: Assessing satisfaction levels of graduate students of mathematics education associated with human and design factors of an online course. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 15(1), 111-132.