On Teaching Online
The best teaching strategies. The right tools. Better learning.
On Teaching Online is an ongoing project designed to collect the best resources and ideas together to support online teaching. Instructional resources, workshops and examples of methods, research and practical tips will all be shared with members.
Please share your ideas and insights here and let us know how things are working– this is meant to be a place to come for the best evidence about high quality online teaching.
OTO 1 Introductions
OTO 2 Teaching skills
What teaching skills are needed to teach online?
OTO 3 Learning styles
Teaching students online requires a great deal of knowledge about who they are and what they will and can learn. Learning styles are one type of indicator of student learning capability and method. Knowing what type of learner a student is can help facilitate teaching across any domain.
In this episode we talk with Dr. Richard M. Felder, about learning styles. Dr. Felder co-developed (with Barbara A. Soloman) an online instrument called the Index of Learning Styles that assesses student learning preferences on four dimensions. Dr. Richard M. Felder is the Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University and co-director of the National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI). In this podcast Prof. Felder talks about his model of learning styles and strategies for online teaching.
We talk to Dr. Lisa Hopp of Purdue University Calumet’s School of Nursing about distance education, nursing education and the future of online teaching. Dr. Hopp is director of the Indiana Center for Evidence-based Nursing Practice. www.ebnp.org
OTO 6 Web 2.0 teaching tools
What are the best web 2.0 tools for teaching? In this episode we talk about Staci’s recent presentation of Web 2.0 teaching tools. In this follow-up we talk about collaborative tools, websites for creating and sharing media and much more.
In this week’s podcast we interview Dr. Roger McHaney, professor of management information systems and distinguished teaching scholar At Kansas State University. Professor McHaney is the author of The New Digital Shoreline: How Web 2.0 and Millennials Are Revolutionizing Higher Education. We talk about his book and the integration of Web 2.0 technologies with teaching and learning in higher education and business training. The book explores changes in higher education based on the influx of tech-savvy students using new information technologies in and out of classrooms.
Jason Rhode is the Assistant Director of the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University. He develops and offer training programs and support faculty and staff on teaching with technology and related topics, provide leadership on technology-related issues, and perform supervisory functions at the Center.
As an experienced online instructor, instructional designer, course developer and program director with over a decade of experience in the field of online learning, Jason has spent the past 7 years working closely with various units at NIU addressing faculty needs related to online teaching. He also designs and teaches online and blended courses in instructional design and educational technology and enjoys sharing his expertise with others.
Purdue University offers one of the most used, cited and loved site for online teachers and students alike. The Online Writing Lab, or OWL, is a very popular and useful site for aspiring writers, teachers and all of us who teach any aspect of writing.
This week we talk with Peter Mahoney, executive vice president at Dragon about their incredibly popular speech-to-text software.
Dr. Susan Smith Nash talks about Moodle Teaching Techniques.
Gary Lopez, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Monterey Institute for Technology in Education. Lopez is an experienced educator, business leader and author guiding the development of the National Repository of Online Courses and HippoCampus, a public website providing NROC content for high school and college students.
Dr. Curt Bonk author of The World Is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education talks about online teaching and learning.
Prof. Staci Trekles talks about teaching online using project-based learning, discussions and more.
Prof. Michael Miller talks about his JOLT article A System for Integrating Online Multimedia into College Curriculum.
Marjorie Vai talks about Essentials of Online Course Design: A Standards-Based Guide. The book uses a well-written and designed designed, step-by-step approach to online teaching, instructional design and producing high quality e-learning.
This is an interview about dialogues in which we have a dialogue about interviews with Dr. Janet Salmons. – Dr. Salmons is on the graduate faculty at Capella University’s School of Business and Technology,
Dr. Tracy Penny Light of St. Jerome’s University, part of the University of Waterloo, talks about engaging learners with e-portfolios.
Scott Johnson on the Illinois Online Network’s master online teacher certificate program and more.
In part one of a two-part interview we talk with Dr. Maria H. Andersen, a mathematics Professor at Muskegon Community College and the Learning Futurist for the LIFT Institute. She talks about teaching calculus online, using Twitter to support online community, and the differences and similarities between online students and achievement.
In part two of a two-part interview we talk with Dr. Maria H. Andersen, a mathematics Professor at Muskegon Community College about her role as Learning Futurist for the LIFT Institute. She talks about the future of online educational and possible trends in course management and learning systems.
An interview with Jaime Casap, the Senior Education Evangelist on the Google Apps for Education Team at Google, Inc.
In this podcast we talk with Dr. Kay Shattuck, Director of Research for Quality Matters(QM) about QM, online course assessment, and the QM framework.
I talk with Dr. Judith Boettcher about her latest book The Online Teaching Survival Guide (written with Rita-Marie Conrad).
Silvina Hillar talks about her Moodle 2.0 Multimedia Cookbook. Ms. Hillar is a writer, course designer, Moodler, English Teacher, and a translator in every sense– teaching English to Spanish speaking students and writing this creative and example-rich book that translates open source technologies for online teachers.
Henry J. Eyring is the co-author, with Clayton Christensen, of “The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out.” In this interview he discusses innovation in the university. Traditional universities are a cornerstone of society and culture but serious economic and organizational pressures are forcing universities to change how they operate, or risk becoming obsolete. In today’s ultra-competitive environment, how can university leaders improve an endangered system?
This podcast we talk about the six roles all teachers fill, and how those functions have changed in the move to online teaching.
In this podcast well-known writer, speaker and educational technologist David Warlick talks about developing educational collaboration resources and communities like The Landmark Project, Citation Machine, Info-graphic a Day and 2 Cents Worth.
Janet Salmons talks about using online interviews as a research method and about her new book, Cases in Online Interview Research.
Interview with Dr. Jay Caulfield, author of How to Design and Teach a Hybrid Course.
In this podcast Staci and I talk with Joe Cohen of Coursekit. Coursekit is a free social media/learning management platform for courses that brings together easy-to-use instructor tools and familiar social networking features.
In this podcast Staci and I talk about a variety of online collaborative tools that are getting better and being updated all the time: Bubbl.us, DebateGraph, VoiceThread, and Scribblar.
An interview with Dr. Kaye Shelton, Associate Professor at Lamar University, and author of A quality scorecard for the administration of online Education programs: A Delphi study.
In this podcast I talk about the changing world of creating and publishing educational materials.