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Best Practices for Online Community Engaged Teaching and Learning

How this will help: Understand key principles of ethical community engagement and how to operationalize them when designing and teaching online community-engaged courses. Learn concrete suggestions, resources, and strategies for addressing the needs of students and community partners during online community-engaged teaching. Discover ways that Ginsberg Center staff can support your community-engaged course, from finding […]

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Online course planning blueprint

How this will help: Discover tools to help plan an online course using design strategies The basics If you do any search for “online course design” or read any book on online design, just about every resource emphasizes the importance of planning for online course design. However, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed if you are […]

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First Guide

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First Pathway Post

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Accessibility for facilitating

How this will help: Describe the key features of an accessible course. Identify ways to ensure a course you are teaching, but didn’t design, is accessible for all learners. Know where to find resources on accessible teaching at the University. The basics Although accessibility is a key consideration when designing a course, if you are […]

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How is online teaching and learning really different?

How will this help: Recognize the key differences between face to face and online teaching. Compare online teaching practices to personal teaching practices. The basics The first step in learning the differences between online and face-to-face teaching is understanding that one is not necessarily ‘better’ than the other. There are numerous aspects of traditional teaching […]

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Effective office hours

How this will help: Identify various ways in which digital office hours can be structured. Integrate strategies for facilitating effective office hours in the online environment. The basics Online office hours can be an excellent way to interact with students, provide direct feedback, answer questions, and create community among a group of learners. Office hours […]

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Creating your syllabus for an online class

How this will help: Identify key features of a syllabus that benefit online students. Determine in what ways you will want to update your syllabus for online teaching. The basics Syllabi are highly personal — some are very short, some are very comprehensive. How you choose to describe your course and assignments is unique to […]

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Time management in course facilitation

How this will help: Create a time management plan for their course facilitation. Set clear expectations for students to assist with time management. Identify places where teaching effort can be reduced. The basics Face-to-face classes have a certain rhythm. For example, you may be accustomed to a schedule that is similar to this: Sunday night, […]

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Handling conflict in an online environment (good vs bad)

How this will help: Differentiate between productive conflict from unproductive conflict in an online class. To recognize where conflict is building in the classroom. Find strategies to diffuse and redirect conflict to productive learning situations. The basics For many people, ‘conflict’ has a negative connotation. Though it is true that some types of conflict can […]

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