Online Teaching

Education Perspectives

Online teaching can be very effective when it is organized, clear, and intentional. The following resources will help you get started in planning how to support student learning online. 

Getting Started Teaching Online

Successful online teaching requires deliberate planning ahead to create an effective, engaging and equitable educational experience for your students.

Asynchronous Teaching

Asynchronous teaching engages all students on their own timeline, which is critical for those encountering technical or personal challenges.  In asynchronous teaching, being present regularly through frequent communication is essential to maintaining student motivation and engagement.

Hosting Synchronous Sessions

Synchronous sessions are a valuable for building connections among students and faculty.  When executed effectively, they provide a platform for live interaction with quick feedback.  Some students may experience barriers to being present, and long periods of time in synchronous sessions can be exhausting. Therefore, it is important to limit these sessions, prioritize what happens during them, and provide alternative avenues of access to materials.

Keeping Students Engaged & Motivated

Frequent opportunities for engagement and interaction are necessary in online courses to maintain student motivation throughout the course.  This includes providing small signposts and opportunities for feedback as students complete assignments and course activities.

Tools to Help You Teach Online Courses

There are many resources and technology tools to help you build your online course.

See Also

Online Course Design

Online Assessment

Virtual Teaching Tips