One of the benefits of online learning is accessibility; providing a learning option for those students who may not be able to attend a traditional classroom. Universal Design for Leaning (UDL) standards can help you to create a classroom that is accessible to all students.
In a world of rapid fire communication, how can faculty ensure their online courses are delivering content effectively? From understanding your audience and developing creative content to breaking content into manageable chunks and finding the right tone for your audience, following some communication best practices will help keep students engaged.
Innovative techniques can help increase access to online education globally. Shortening time to degree completion, decreasing costs and improving delivery are the focus of new online education initiatives, while measuring effectiveness is the next stage in the evolution of MOOCs.
The online classroom provides a platform to explore new undisciplined, irreverent and original techniques to deliver courses that not only teach content, but also help students use that content to catalyze meaningful change.
As MOOCs gain momentum among high-profile providers, institutional brand has quickly become a substitute for effective teaching and learning. Experience and quality can still make a difference, however.
Convenience often is touted as the primary benefit to online education. Dr. Susan Aldridge explains that there are more advantages to online learning than just time considerations, including better engagement, the ability to personalize courses to different learning styles and the use of active learning techniques.
No one method of online course delivery can suit every taste. By mixing and matching between instructor-led, independent study and tutorial courses, institutions can create a flavor of online learning that satisfies students’ learning needs and can cut costs.
Assessing online instructors is vital to offering a quality learning experience, but measures of success are different than in face-to-face teaching. A six-component course delivery rubric, developed by Learning House, can help institutions identify successful teaching methods and suggest areas for improvement.
The Learning House, Inc. developed its quality assessment rubric using research from four key tools