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Instructional Strategies for Teaching Online Courses

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  • Available Lessons: 48
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    The History of Technology in Education

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Use this teacher resource course to review or learn new strategies for successfully teaching online courses. The lessons contained in this course address theories and examples to fully illustrate the effectiveness of several online instruction methods.
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7 chapters in Instructional Strategies for Teaching Online Courses

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Ch 1. Learning Theories for Online Education {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[141963].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - The History of Technology in Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48159].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48159].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - What is Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Multiple Intelligences & Learning Styles: Teaching Tips Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48069].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48069].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12741].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12741].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Perkins' Theory of Learnable Intelligence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12742].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12742].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Promoting Student Responsibility for Learning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48105].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48105].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 2. Preparing for Online Teaching {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[141964].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Understanding Institutional Requirements for Online Courses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141965].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141965].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - What is a Learning Management System (LMS)? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[62637].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[62637].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Self-Blend Model: Definition, Application & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[68883].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[68883].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Online Driver Model: Definition, Application & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[68884].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[68884].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Developing Measurable Learning Objectives Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48210].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48210].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Aligning Online Course Objectives with Assignments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141966].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141966].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Faculty Development & Support for Online Instruction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141967].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141967].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 3. Selecting & Delivering Content for Online Courses {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[141968].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Selecting Learning Technologies for Online Teaching Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141969].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141969].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Promoting Critical Thinking through Online Coursework Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141970].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141970].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Digital Storytelling for Educators Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141971].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141971].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Multimedia Software: Working with Audio and Video Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14056].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14056].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Interactive Television (ITV) in Online Courses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141972].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141972].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Creating a Quality Assurance Plan for an Online Course Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141973].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141973].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 4. Course Management Techniques for Online Instruction {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[141974].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Course Management for the Online Classroom Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141975].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141975].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Communicating Student Responsibilities in Online Teaching Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141976].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141976].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - How to Monitor the Online Classroom Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141977].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141977].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Differences in Managing Small & Large Online Classrooms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141978].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141978].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Pacing Learning Activities in Online Courses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141979].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141979].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Defining Work Parameters for Online Instruction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141980].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141980].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 5. Effective Instructional Strategies for Online Teachers {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[141981].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Guiding & Facilitating as an Online Teacher Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141982].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141982].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Building an Online Learning Community Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141983].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141983].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Promoting Interactivity in Online Courses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141984].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141984].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Building Effective Online Course Forums Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141985].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141985].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Sustaining Student Motivation in Online Teaching Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141986].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141986].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Building Self-Regulated Learners in an Online Classroom Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141987].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141987].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Using Peer Review in Online Courses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141988].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141988].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Understanding Multiculturalism in an Online Classroom Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141989].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141989].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Dealing with Conflicts in Online Courses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141990].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141990].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Self-Management for Online Instructors Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141991].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141991].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 6. Communicating with Students Online {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[141992].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Instructor Response Time for Online Courses: Requirements & Expectations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141993].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141993].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Posing Stimulating Questions in an Online Course Forum Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141994].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141994].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Evaluating Student Posts in Online Course Forums Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141995].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141995].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Promoting Online Learning through Qualitative Feedback Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141996].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141996].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Using Student Communication to Adapt Online Instruction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141997].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141997].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Online Etiquette: Definition & Rules Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[83874].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[83874].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Handling Disruptions & Emergencies as an Online Instructor Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141998].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[141998].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 7. Student Assessment & Data Evaluation in Online Courses {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[141999].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - The Importance of Assessment in Education Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31676].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31676].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Determining Effective Online Assessments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[142000].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[142000].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Assessing Learning in Online Courses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[142001].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[142001].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Monitoring Student Progress in Online Courses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[142002].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[142002].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Teacher's Checklist for Online Interactive Learning (COIL) Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[142003].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[142003].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Using Instructor & Course Evaluations in Online Classrooms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[142004].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[142004].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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