Congratulations! With today’s tip, you have now completed the 20 Day Challenge to Teaching Interactive Online Courses. Let’s review, reflect, and look to the future of your online teaching.
- We spent the first several days setting up your course, your online teaching space, and getting your students started.
- Then we spent a week on grading, assessment, and feedback methods.
- We also examined several ways to manage your teaching presence within your online course, ways to respond to student feedback, and verifying student identity.
As you look back on your first four weeks of teaching online, think about these questions:
- What did you learn in the past 20 days?
- What is one tip that you want to work on during the rest of this online course?
- What do you want to learn next?
If you have time, I would appreciate you completing this short survey to help me improve this training sequence in the future.
Looking Down the Yellow Brick Road
Where else can you keep on learning? Here are some tips to continue the learning journey:
- Volunteer as a peer reviewer for other faculty teaching online
- Read or browse one or more journals on teaching online:
- JOLT: MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (on this page towards the bottom, you can also subscribe to the listserv or RSS feed)
- International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (there’s a link to subscribe to the mailing list on the right)
- Additional journals listed here.
- Attend training for teaching online:
- Email newsletters for teaching online:
- OLDaily or OLWeekly – the latest news and information on e-learning and related fields from the creator of the first MOOC (massive open online course) in 2008 (CCK08)
- Faculty Focus (includes tips for teaching face to face as well)
- Out on a Lim: Reflections on Learning at a Distance (subscribe to my blog via email to learn more about teaching and learning at a distance)
Respond. Take the survey to provide feedback on this 20 Day Challenge. If you have ideas or suggestions for future 20 Day Challenges, please comment!