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Preparing for Online Teaching- Chapter Summary
When you watch the video lessons contained in this chapter, you will learn about ways in which you can prepare for teaching courses online. The instructors of each lesson will go over different models you will need to understand if you want to successfully teach online courses, as well as specific means of developing necessary lesson plans.
The lessons will help you get more familiar with the necessary strategies and preparations for teaching online, going over all points in a clear and comprehensive manner. Once you have completed every lesson in the chapter, you should have a solid understanding of:
- Learning management systems
- The self-blend model
- The online driver model
- How to develop measurable learning objectives
- How to align online course objects with assignments
- Faculty development and support for online instruction
Each instructor you will encounter in these lessons has specific expertise in these topics, so all of the information you learn will be accurate and up-to-date. When watching the videos, be sure to use the video tags to save specific points you may want to return to later on. In addition, you can go over the chapter's practice quiz questions to make sure that you have an accurate understanding of some of these topics.
1. Understanding Institutional Requirements for Online Courses
In this lesson, we will discuss some best practices on how to access and monitor the requirements an institution of higher education uses as online teaching platform technology and what to do if the instructor determines that they are not able to match these requirements.
2. What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?
In this lesson, we will define what a Learning Management System is, speak in detail about the many things that a Learning Management System can do, and describe what you can do with particular features of a LMS.
3. Self-Blend Model: Definition, Application & Examples
What does self-blended learning look like? This lesson provides an overview of the self-blended model and evolving concepts associated with this prevalent form of blended learning.
4. Online Driver Model: Definition, Application & Examples
Blended learning combines traditional instruction with technology. The online driver model is one such option. This lesson will define the online driver model and describe its applications through examples.
5. Developing Measurable Learning Objectives
This lesson provides a brief overview of the purpose of learning objectives and how to make them useful to both you and students. We use the SMART learning objective formula to demonstrate accountability using examples.
6. Aligning Online Course Objectives with Assignments
In this lesson, we will cover how to create online assignments and assessment strategies that adequately address and align with online course objectives.
7. Faculty Development & Support for Online Instruction
Online instruction is very different than teaching in a classroom environment. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of good support and opportunities for online instructors.
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