Tag Archives: Teaching online

MOOC Ancestor: Still Looking for Quality Teaching

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a new phenomenon, but they are quickly gaining in popularity. MOOCs offer a chance for thousands of students to learn at once, making more efficient use of teacher time. How effective are these courses, though, when compared to traditional online classes? Learn how two MOOCs measure up against the course quality standards of Learning House.


All About Rubrics

A rubric is a scoring tool showing students the exact expectations for an assignment. K-12 teachers readily use rubrics for their student feedback, however, higher educators are just starting to incorporate these evaluation tools into...

Add Audio to Your Courses

In an effort to incorporate more media into online courses, instructors often consider adding audio and video content. Audio content, in particular, presents unique challenges that instructors should be aware of and understand upfront. more

Upload a Unique Profile Picture

Instructors and students can do many things to create a sense of community in their online courses. In each course, clicking on the "Participants" link in the "People" block on the left side of the...

Discussion Forums – Choosing Good Questions

Discussion Forums in the online classroom provide opportunity for class discussion and debate. Most Learning Management Systems (LMSs) make it easy to create a discussion forum but little instruction is given to choosing the best...

Teach LIVE – Online

When it comes to teaching an online course, the first step is generally to convert face-to-face materials into digital format. However, once you have done that, you may find that your course is missing the...