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Online/Hybrid Courses

Online and hybrid courses require careful planning and organization.  However, once the course is implemented, there are important considerations that are different from traditional courses.  Communication with students becomes extremely important.  The sites below will help you with that task.

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(My) Three Principles Of Effective Online Pedagogy

The Sloan Consortium

The author shares three principles he has used in his online classes to teach more effectively.

Online Course Communication

Center for Teaching Excellence, San Juan College

This site provides guidelines for online communications that are backed up by research findings.

Structuring Online Discussions

Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Maryland University College

This is a tutorial for structuring online discussions before, during, and after the discussion takes place.  Video clips, audio clips and a transcript can be viewed.

Chatroom Discussions

Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Maryland University College

This tutorial has two sections:  Making chatroom discussions work and Advantages of chatroom discussions.  Video clips, audio clips and a transcript can also be viewed.

Online Courses - Tips for Making Them Work

Technology Horizons in Education Journal

This article shares actions taken by the author to increase students’ learning opportunities and improve their overall satisfaction with the course.