10 Best Online Teaching Practices

By: Laura Ortiz

INNOVATIVE RISKS

What's in your toolbox? Just as facilitators must provide students with ways to experiment, hypothesize and reflect, facilitators must also be willing to play with new technology and applications to promote student engagement, retention, success and persistence. Daily discussion threads, eTexts/no texts, frequent deadlines for initial posts and responses, live time break-out rooms using Adobe connect, video feedback with effective examples and constructive criticism for the class, ePortfolios (weebly, wordpress, google sites), employing outside ePortfolio evaluators/reviewers, new & innovative ways to connect with students. Pilot, experiment, succeed, fail -- everyone is new in this arena, jump in!