Pedagogical Considerations for Instructional Video Conferencing Sessions from Online Learning Consortium (OLC). This article offers timely, practical tips about setting the stage and tone, delivering content in an active method and summing it up with meaning for your students. It offers a variety of active, instructional and engaging methods, and ways to summarize presented content.
Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students from Magna Publication’s Faculty Focus. These 10 tips work in a virtual classroom, as well as in a traditional classroom setting, to “increase mental engagement, participation and accountability.”
Synchronous Strategies for the “New Normal” from Magna Publication’s Faculty Focus. Faculty want to connect with their students, and synchronous online sessions provide a way to do so. This article offers four strategies to help instructors optimize the student experience.
10 Best Practices for Live Virtual Teaching from eCampus News. This quick read offers tips from online educators to help students adjust to online learning.
Teaching Practices for Your Virtual Classroom from Inside Higher Ed. This contains actionable steps instructors can take to set up, deliver and wrap up a live virtual classroom session. It includes a checklist of questions to consider before setting up the virtual space for an optimal learning experience. Tips also include how to facilitate sessions and ensure student success.
The 10 Biggest Myths About Synchronous Online Teaching from EDUCAUSE Review. Debunking the top 10 myths about synchronous online teaching helps refute the arguments against it, while the transformational nature of online teaching can convert skeptics into supporters.
6 Quick Ways to Be More Inclusive in a Virtual Classroom from The Chronicle of Higher Education. How do you create online or hybrid courses with an ethos of inclusion and equity embedded throughout?
8 Ways to Be More Inclusive in Your Zoom Teaching from The Chronicle of Higher Education (sponsored by Wiley). Although this article references Zoom, the tips offered can apply to any technology used to hold synchronous class meetings.
A Four-Step Plan: The First Day of Class on Zoom from Faculty Focus. Even though zoom is referenced, this information is applicable to all web conferencing tools, i.e. Webex. Included are ideas for creating a vibrant online community starting with the first day of class. What works face-to-face doesn’t necessarily translate well online. So, what should we do?