Teaching Online

Center of Emphasis

Online Developer’s Training




Seven Principles

(Chickering and Gamson) #1

  • Encourage contact between students and faculty
  • How?
    • Note:  When using online tools to facilitate synchronous classes, keep in mind that the intent isn't to duplicate the exact traditional classroom environment. Rather it is an opportunity to think of new ways to incorporate the technologies available to you.

(Chickering and Gamson) #2

  • Develop reciprocity and cooperation among students
  • Icebreaker
  • How?

(Chickering and Gamson) #3

(Chickering and Gamson) #4

  • Give prompt feedback
  • How often? Faculty Obligations and Expectations document

(Chickering and Gamson) #5

  • Emphasize time on task.
  • The total time spent on these tasks should be roughly equal to that spent on comparable tasks in a classroom-based course.
  • Time spent downloading or uploading documents, or troubleshooting technical problems should not be counted.

(Chickering and Gamson) #6

  • Communicate high expectations
    • For you? (feedback from students)
    • For students?

(Chickering and Gamson) #7

Respect diverse talents and ways of learning

Course Content

Course Development Tools

  • Dreamweaver: Software
  • D2L (Desire2Learn): Course Management System

Content Organization

Course Content Sources

Course Examples

So you want to teach online