Teaching online for the first time?
"There is a myth that has existed in the world of online teaching since it began. The myth asserts that it is easy to teach online--all one needs to do is to move exactly what was being done in the face-to-face classroom into the online classroom. Technologies such as lecture capture video and PowerPoint have made it easy for an instructor to lecture online, and simply writing up and posting assignments by copying and pasting into the course management system in use is not difficult. But can this be considered good instruction online?"
from The Excellent Online Instructor (R. Palloff and K. Pratt)
Many faculty at SPS are teaching online for the first time, while others are considering the possibility. If you're one of these instructors, consider adopting the following recommended best practices in order to ensure teaching online is as rewarding for you as it can be:
Contact Online Support
The Online Support team can help you prepare to teach online, provide tips and best practices, and/or refer you to additional resources. Contact the CUSPS Helpdesk for assistance.