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Teaching Online

Even the most experienced teachers often need help transitioning into the world of teaching online. When you don't meet your students face-to-face teachers must adjust their tactics and strategies to help them identify struggling students and to ensure students are engaging and learning the material. This course offers a brief survey of the major models, tools, and techniques in teaching online. This course was developed by MindEdge's National Institute of Online Learning (NIOL), which was founded in 2012 with the goal to improve the quality and effectiveness of online learning, especially for adult learners, by promoting best practices and innovation in the field.

This course grants 0.5 CEUs for successful completion. Students have 90 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.

Please note: Access to this course will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Discuss some of the benefits of online learning for students and instructors
  • Describe differences between online and face-to-face classroom teaching
  • Explain the role of an online instructor
  • Assess your own practices as an online instructor
  • Discuss effective ways to lead online discussion
  • Describe the Flipped Classroom and blended learning models
  • Outline ways to introduce collaborative learning (discussion forums, videoconferencing, Question of the Day, group projects, etc.) into an online program
  • Discuss key challenges in online learning and how to handle them
  • Describe methods for evaluating and assessing online instruction
  • Apply your understanding to case studies