Special COVID-19 Episode 18: Creating Discussion Boards with Bloom’s Taxonomy

Discussion boards can seem boring if the questions aren’t formulated well. Ideally, you want questions that tap into learning at different levels – from memorization to evaluation. So we suggest using Bloom’s taxonomy to create your discussion board questions. Join Adam and Dinur as we go over this process! This is also our final (for […]

Special COVID-19 Episode 17: Creating Rapport in an Online Class

Rapport in an online class doesn’t look anything like it would in an in-person class. So you need to find other ways to connect, instead of trying to recreate something that can’t be recreated. Join Dinur and Adam as we talk about how to do this. Show Notes No show notes this episode

Special COVID-19 Episode 16: Revisiting Engagement

In our fourth COVID-19 episode, we offered suggestions for how to keep your students engaged now that classes are taught online. Catlin Tucker offers eight additional methods to keep students engaged in online classes, and in this episode, Adam and Dinur go over her additional methods and how we’ve used or will use them.  Show […]

Special COVID-19 Episode 15: Best Practices for Teaching Online

Worried about having to move to online teaching in the fall? In this episode, Adam and Dinur run down a list of some best practices that have shown up, both in research and anecdotally, for making online classes work when you have never (or rarely) taught a class online! Show Notes Inside Higher Ed: What […]

Special COVID-19 Episode 14: Keeping Online Course Design Simple

Novice online instructors make a lot of mistakes when they first start out, but with COVID-19 forcing most of us online this coming term, there’s no way to avoid it: your classes will probably be online. Join Dinur and Adam as we talk about ways to minimize and avoid these kinds of mistakes, so your […]

Special COVID-19 Episode 13: Going Modular

During COVID, we’re all mostly moving online, and modules are crucial for online courses. They give students a road map that tells them what to do, when to do it, and what to expect next. Join Dinur and Adam as we talk about how to go modular! Show Notes No show notes this episode

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Five Things To Do On The First Day Of An Online College Course

So you’re taking your first online college course! It may seem easier than an in-person class: no commute; you can eat while you study; you don’t have to get dressed; you can log in whenever from wherever and still get your work done. However, with that level of freedom there will also be some costs. […]