Are you Ready?
It is REALLY important to prepare thoroughly before you begin creating your course by reviewing the Starting to Teaching Online (from Tony Bates’s Nine steps to quality online learning).
This is a conservative approach for transitioning from the classroom to teaching online. The emphasis in this series of posts is on getting the fundamentals of online teaching right. These posts will prepare you for the entire online course development process.
Please use Starting to Teach Online as your primary resource and review each of the nine steps to quality online learning.
Extra: Resources to determine your readiness to teach online.
- Penn State Faculty Self-Assessment: Preparing for Online Teaching Complete the form and you will be emailed an analysis of your results.
- The SUNY Learning Network Online Teaching Survey This survey builds on research regarding high quality online teaching and learning. It was designed for those who have taught online as a way to consider improvements to a course, but has good indicators regarding online teaching practices.
- Illinois Online Network, “What Makes a Successful Online Facilitator?” Two good lists of expectations associated with teaching online.
3 Steps to Creating your Online Course
- Step 1: Planning learning activities and assessments
- Step 2: Scheduling activities and assessments.
- Step 3 Creating Weekly Modules
Weekly Template Examples
- Lani Uyeno – English 211
- Michael Cawdery – Education 285
- Brent Hirata Education 279
- Helmut Kae Microbiology 130