As I wrap up another semester of online teaching with success rates at or near 100%, I decided to share the things I do that matter most to student learning and success. My hope is that this dispels any myth that teaching online is easy. Just as with learner success, teaching success is the result of deliberate effort, wise strategies, and help seeking.
The following are critical, minimum expectations for a high-quality online course:
Design-A-Game with Dr. Julie Hill
Today, Dr. Julie Hill shares her experience adapting an assignment she got from Ciara, Design-A-Game. Read on for more information about how Julie and Ciara use the assignment in their classes, examples, and tips for implementation!
Rubric Construction, Part 2
Late last week Jen shared this post about how she has tackled creating rubrics from scratch for her assignments. Today, I share my thoughts on how points can be allocated in your rubrics.
Series: Research in the Classroom
Here at The Novice Professor, you may have noticed that we regularly review research on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). This enables us to stay connected to relevant research findings, and learn new, effective methods for teaching. If you are following TNP, you most likely share our passion for teaching. Many of us are constantly adapting our courses to improve learning outcomes, encourage student engagement, and, occasionally, make our lives as instructors a little easier. But how do we know if our course changes are having an impact?
The Parsing of Grade and Assessment Processes for Faculty Member Continuous Improvement
This week, we asked guest contributor Eric Landrum about using grade information for faculty assessment purposes. Below, he gives informative examples about how he utilizes detailed rubrics as a form of assessment for faculty improvement.