Focus: Students engage course content online outside of the classroom, while conducting active learning during class-time
Focus: A look at the evolving role played by social media in higher education
Focus: Engaging students in course content, presenting content from multiple fronts, transforming yourself from a 'sage' to a 'guide,' increasing 'interactivity,' establishing a course 'presence'
Focus: Course presence, establishing a supportive learning community, providing clear expectations, large vs. small vs individual course experiences, synchronous vs. asynchronous activities, constructive feedback, thoughtful and reflective discussions, easily accessible resources/applications, closing activities
Focus: Consulting with an Instructional Designer during course design phase, alerting students to differences between the online and traditional course environments, presence in discussion forums, effective feedback, instructor time management
Focus: The authors provide an in-depth outline for best practices for online discussions, including practical solutions for increasing student participation, assessment and evaluation tools, and parameters for expectations (both of the student and the instructor).
Focus: Overcoming challenges to providing a “sense of community” among students participating in online courses, and redefining communication skills
Focus: Innovative strategies to enhance student understanding and critical thinking in an online classroom. Including: fostering student engagement, intellectual development, and building rapport with students.
Focus: How to seamlessly transform your PowerPoint content to the online environment
Focus: The challenge of online cheating, the need for more student-to-student interactions, the need for more student-to-instructor interactions, incorporating more planned structure, providing visually rich and interactive content, instructor workload
Focus: Online cheating methods (such as plagiarism, purchasing answers, unauthorized collaboration, etc.) utilized by students and techniques to minimize e-cheating
Focus: Shortcuts for imputing grades and navigating Blackboard’s Grade Center