The Online Teaching Strategies Workshops are a series of interactive, hands-on seminars, designed especially for Carey faculty who are preparing to teach online for the first time. The workshops focus on the challenges of, and best practices for, teaching an online course; effective strategies for conducting live online classes; designing online learning activities; as well as technical and logistical guidelines for successful online teaching.
How do you facilitate teamwork effectively in an online environment?
This clip contains several insights on ways that faculty successfully structure student teamwork in an online environment. Their remarks address the ways that the student capacity to work productively within online teams can be supported through the strategic use of synchronous tools (Zoom and Adobe Connect) and other strategies that foster group interdependence and active student communication.
How do you help students to work effectively together? What are the differences between group work and teamwork?
In this clip, Dr. Milter emphasis the distinction between group work and teamwork. While group work might consist of a disconnected set of individual student contributions, teamwork requires an integrated approach that creates interdependence among all group members.
To what extent does your online class provide value to your on-site class?
In this clip, faculty discusses the ways in which their online class has provided value to their onsite class. Several faculty have creatively used the multimedia content such as video recordings that were produced for their online course as a valuable resource for their respective onsite course. The wide array of learning activities and digital content has helped faculty create rigorous online learning environments and promote a “cross-pollination” of ideas to enhance course activities and content within both online and onsite courses.
Are your online and on-site courses comparable in terms of rigor?
In this clip, Dr. Robeson addresses the comparability of her online and onsite statistics course. Her remarks point to the importance of having multiple means to assess student comprehension of course material online. Given the lack of visual cues online, faculty create alternative and flexible online strategies that allow for ongoing formative assessment of student learning and help quickly reveal areas of student confusion and misunderstanding.
How do you effectively communicate with students in an online environment?
In this clip, the panel addresses effective strategies for communicating effectively with students online. These comments highlight some of the most efficient ways to manage a large volume of individual student questions such as a course Q&A thread. The panel also shares perspectives on ways to offer students’ personalized feedback in ways that are manageable for the faculty.