Although online students are like their face-to-face counterparts in many ways, there are three areas where they differ: ability to follow a course schedule, participation in class discussions, and collaborative work. In these areas, online professors must be innovative and use teaching techniques that differ from the usual classroom-based approach.
Participants in this webinar will learn how to apply scaffolded instruction, indirect discussion, and contract-based learning to their online interactions with students. By focusing on just these three teaching practices, instructors can reduce online-student questions, avoid common online-class pitfalls, and increase student retention, satisfaction, and performance.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify three common challenges for online students
- Implement three specific strategies in their online courses
- Reduce student questions
- Avoid common online-class pitfalls
- Increase student retention and performance
- Create a well-structured, welcoming, and rigorous environment in which online learning can best take place