Online education is becoming the most popular form of distance education. Higher education is using the Internet to reach students anywhere, anytime. Software and hardware have emerged to help teachers design and teach courses available for all students in a ubiquitous manner.
The student-centered teaching environment of online classes requires an understanding of how to design, implement and assess curriculum content. OET is committed to helping faculty members enhance and strengthen their current skills to become more effective in the principles and practices of online teaching.
Best Practices for Online Teaching
Please visit Best Practices for Online Teaching, a guide-series created by OET to support faculty with all online, hybrid/blended, and technology-enhanced courses practices.
Teaching Tips Articles
- Textbook Costs can Bust College Students’ Budgets. Colorado Professors areTurning the Page with Free Resources by Erica Breunlin
- Bring Meaning to Online Discussion with Intentional Design by Melissa Brydon
- A Discussion About Online Discussion by Amanda Page and Miriam Abbott
- Reading Textbooks: The College Plague by Dimple J. Martin, PhD
- Organic Online Discussions: Saving Time and Increasing Engagement by Beth René Roepnack, PhD
- Easy to Implement Strategies for Disabilities in the College Classroom by Sara Schley, EdD
- The Lack of Student Attendance: Feed Them Carrots, They Will Come by Dimple J. Martin, PhD
- Supporting Underprepared Students in the Online Classroom by Lisa Borrero, PhD, and Amanda Jayne Miller, PhD
- Teaching Online Will Make You a Better Teacher in Any Setting by Kevin Gannon
- Bringing PEACE to the Classroom by Donald Saucier, PhD
- I Am Not a Robot by Kelly Price, PhD, and Julia Price, EdD
- Variations to Traditional Multiple-Choice Testing by Lynne N. Kennette, PhD, Phoebe S. Lin, PhD, and Lisa R. Van Havermaet, PhD
- Best Sources for Free Digital Textbooks and More by Dian Schaffhauser
- 7 Strategies to Promote Community in Online Courses by Brian Udermann, PhD
- Photography Projects for Students of all Ages by Bonnie Skott
- Five Ways to Build Community in Online Classrooms by Melissa Wehler, PhD
- Taking the Class Temperature: Cognitive and Affective Feedback by Christina Moore and Daniel Arnold, PhD
- 7 Ways to Make Better Quizzes for Your Course by Laura Lynch
- A Learning Ecosystem Model blogpost by SproudLab
- Myths and Facts About Flipped Learning by Robert Talbert
- Six Classroom Elements Learned from Zombie Films by Vincent Genareo, PhD
- Using Metacognition to Reframe our Thinking about Learning Styles by Hillary H. Steiner, PhD, and Stephanie M. Foote, PhD
- Four Types of Group Work Activities to Engage Students by Lynne N. Kennette, PhD, and Wes Hanzuk
- Building Rapport: Moving Beyond Teacher Characteristics to Actions that Promote Learning by Maryellen Weimer, PhD
- 3 Strategies for Overcoming Faculty Resistance to Active Learning Techniques by Kathy Jackson and Dena Novak
- How Giving Students Feedback Through Video Instead of Text Can Foster Better Understanding by Daisy Yuhas, KQED News.
- Designing for Learning: Ten Best Practices for Teaching Online, Quick Guide for New Online faculty by J. V. Boettcher, Ph.D.
- OER and Affordable-Textbook Labeling Gains Ground by Mark Lieberman
- OER: Bigger Than Affordability by Robin DeRosa. Open education resources can catalyze a much-needed national conversation about what we mean by “public” higher education.
- Unlocking the Promise of Digital Assessment by Stacey Newbern Dammann, EdD, and Josh DeSantis
- Pause, Play, Repeat: Using Pause Procedure in Online Microlectures by Judith Dutill, MA, and Melissa Wehler, PhD. Tips and techniques on how to make video lectures engaging and promote learning.
- Teaching With Technologies by Jean Dimeo. Why and how instructors should employ digital tools to effectively engage students in face-to-face and online courses
- Forum Quality or Quantity: What is Driving Student Engagement Online? by Cassandra S. Shaw and Kathleen C. Irwin
- Common Challenges for Instructors in Large Online Courses: Strategies to Mitigate Student and Instructor Frustration by Beth A. Trammell & Chera LaForge, Indiana University – East
- ADA Compliance for Online Course Design by Sheryl Burgstahler, Director of Accessible Technology Services University of Washington
- Humanizing Online Teaching and Learning: The Quest for Authenticity by Nicole Schmidt, PhD
- 7 Strategies to Make Your Online Teaching Better blog post by a PhD Candidate in 2012; an oldie but goodie!
- 8 Tips To Build An Online Learning Community by Christoforos Pappas
TITANium Engagement is an analytical tool that takes data from TITANium weekly student activities and participation and produces a report. Faculty can review weekly engagement scores based on their students’ participation for each of their classes. For Faculty and Advisors, these scores provide early warning data showing a student’s overall engagement in their courses.