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Planning your online class

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Download the supporting PDF file for this episode from the Learning to Teach Online project website.This Learning to Teach Online episode explores some of the key considerations when planning your online or blended (face-to-face and online) class. It examines the importance of considering pedagogy before technology; constructively aligning assessment with learning outcomes; and the integration of digital literacy skills. It also offers some useful... More
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Date Added to MERLOT: January 16, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 12, 2016
Submitter: Simon McIntyre
Keywords: altc, alignment, digital literacy, technology, watson, mcintyre, learning, education, teach, ltto, online, training, elearning, plan, planning, constructive, cofa, curriculum, blended, assessment, unsw


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Avatar for Stephani Cuddie
1 year ago

Stephani Cuddie (Administrator)

This is a good resource for someone who has never entered the world of online teaching or prepared an online course. The videos are short and direct, the supplemental resource is valuable as it offers addtiional resources.  The "Related Episodes" are very helpful to even experienced online faculty, as it offers instructional ideas that may not have been considered like using Blogger, Flickr, and Twitter in the online classroom. There are also supplemental PDF downloads associated with each lecture for later reference. Very well designed resource with multiple approaches to teaching the Episode.

Time spent reviewing site: About an hour
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Avatar for Bonnie Riedinger
4 years ago

Bonnie Riedinger (Administrator)

The pdf provides a good introductory overview and some good links. The video doesn't add really add much.

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Some links in the pdf are dead.

Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes

Avatar for Tiffany Hoefer
4 years ago

Tiffany Hoefer (Staff)

Great document with helpful information for someone about to embark into online teaching.

Avatar for Michael L. Porter
4 years ago

Michael L. Porter (Librarian)

Great document, very easy to read and comprehend. Overall good suggestions for planning an online learning course.

Technical Remarks:

Would recommend providing links to templates (docs) for rapid course development, more embedded videos that illustrate / discuss some of the best practices and suggestions.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 mins

Avatar for Thomas Pfundstein
5 years ago

Thomas Pfundstein (Administrator)

A solid introduction to online teaching.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes

Avatar for Simon McIntyre
5 years ago

Simon McIntyre (Faculty)

In response to Melissa Melancon, the Learning to teach online resources, when viewed as  a set, also contain case studies showing specific examples of how teachers in different discipline use a variety of technologies. The idea is that some episodes provide an overview into online pedagogical concepts, such as this one. Then case studies allow users to see how different ideas are implemented with practical advice of planning, set up, results and lessons learned.

In addition, each video comes with a supporting PDF document that has more specific advice about the topics raised in each video. They are meant to be viewed as a video/PDF set.


I hope this helps.

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Avatar for Melissa Melancon
5 years ago

Melissa Melancon (Faculty)

This is a good means of introducing online teaching; however, it should offer one or two concrete ideas or links for reader to see what others are doing.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes