“But I can’t possibly move my content and activities to an online environment!” If you have been charged with teaching a course online that you already teach in the physical classroom, you may wonder how your on-ground instructional content, activities, and assessments can ever work in the virtual environment. The answer is: they might not! […]
Browser preference has never been a big deal for me: as long as I could access the content I wanted safely, I really didn’t care which browser I used. When the Internet was new and Internet Explorer was the only option for PCs, that was fine with me, and that remained fine for several years. […]
Online course delivery always presents challenges. Instructors must determine the best way to provide content, instruction, and meaningful assessment as well as be aware of technologies available via the course’s learning management system. The work I just completed this week with a science education professor included all of these challenges, and in a couple of […]
As I learn more about pedagogy and best practices in instructional design, I’m clearly developing some strong opinions on what can make an online course effective—and not. The following are some of my strongest ideas (not in any specific order) about how to make an online course bad.