Book Review: Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching: How to “Be There” for Distance Learners

Posted on: December 7, 2016 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Instructional Technologies

Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching by Lehman and Conceicao (2010), discusses how a strong online presence contributes to higher student satisfaction and retention.  Students often take online courses without realizing that learning and communicating takes places very differently online.  The authors state it is crucial that instructors create a sense of connectivity …

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Book Review: The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips

Posted on: December 7, 2016 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies

The Online Teaching Survival Guide by Boettcher and Conrad (2010), presents theory-based techniques for teaching online and/or blended courses.  The book reviews research in cognitive processing and learning outcomes.  Boettcher and Conrad provide a framework of instructional strategies for designing or modifying a course for the online environment.  Included are recommended technologies to integrate with …

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6 tips for teaching online during Elon’s summer terms

Posted on: April 28, 2015 | By: Stephanie Bedard | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Summer Online
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How do you engage students without seeing them face-to-face? How does the time commitment of teaching an online course compare to teaching an in-class course? How should I communicate with my students? These questions are among the several Elon faculty members might have as they navigate the challenges of designing and teaching online courses for …

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Tips for providing online feedback in virtual courses

Posted on: May 14, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings, Summer Online
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Dr. Cheri Crabb with Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) hosted the third online course discussion group for new online faculty on Wednesday, May 9. These discussion groups focus on enhancing face-to-face courses for online environments, and each meeting has an emphasis on a particular topic. This meeting concentrated on ways faculty can provide online feedback to …

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Dr. Gerald Dillashaw uses Moodle quizzes to assess students in online summer course

Posted on: April 3, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Teaching and Learning, Moodle, Moodle Musings
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Dr. Cheri Crabb with Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) hosted the second online course discussion group for new online faculty on Friday, March 15.  These discussion groups focus on enhancing face-to-face courses for online environments, and each meeting has an emphasis on a particular topic. This meeting concentrated on testing and online discussions. Dr. Gerald Dillashaw, …

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Tips for assessing students and initiating class discussions in online courses

Posted on: April 2, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Teaching and Learning, Summer Online
Online testing.

Dr. Cheri Crabb with Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) hosted the second online course discussion group for new online faculty on Friday, March 15. These discussion groups focus on enhancing face-to-face courses for online environments, and each meeting has an emphasis on a particular topic. This meeting concentrated on testing students via quizzes and exams and …

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Tips for teaching online courses

Posted on: March 5, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Teaching and Learning, Summer Online
Workspace for online teaching.

Dr. Cheri Crabb with Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) hosted the first online course discussion working group for new online faculty on Friday, Feb. 22. The goal of these discussion groups is to focus on enhancing face-to-face courses for online environments. Each meeting has an emphasis, and this one concentrated on modifying syllabi. Dr. Dan Haygood, assistant …

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