Strategies for Online Teaching
Teaching online has its own set of opportunities and challenges. Below are some strategies for online teaching based on some common challenges of this environment.
Because you may not meet with your students in real time, it can be hard to build community. You might consider:
As you may never meet with your students, it’s extra important to ensure that your materials and instructions clearly communicate your expectations:
Be intentional with how you organize your content (e.g. by week, module) and the user experience of navigating the materials
Help students know how much time to budget for each activity (e.g. list number of pages for readings, times for videos)
Promoting engagement can be a challenge online. Consider how you might design your content to help students feel motivated to complete the activities with “brains on”:
Students benefit from multiple modes of engagement. Below are examples of several office hour formats using: