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:
Once students are on course, carefully designed systems can help keep them on course. These systems rest on a foundation of communication.
Establish a proactive, flexible, and responsive communication plan for supporting student learning and success. Effectively meeting this guideline means:
Bottom Line: These principles emphasize learning and success.
For more essential standards check out Part 1 on Course Introductions and Part 3 on Backwards Design.For questions on these essential standards, email Dr. Bob DuBois at DrBob@UTK.edu.
Written by Bob DuBois