Share Paper: Making a Seamless Transition to Online Teaching: Best Practices for Charting your Course in New Waters

  1. Laura Gray, University of the West Indies, United States
Wednesday, March 20 11:30-11:45 AM Wilshire A

Abstract: This session is intended to teach new online instructors how to build successful, interactive, and human online course spaces. In the last fifteen years, online education has become a viable alternative for busy traditional and non-traditional students, as well as for those for whom traveling long distances may be problematic. With this shift to online teaching and learning have come issues such as student motivation, readiness, and expectations; but more importantly, instructors have had to redesign the way that they teach and respond to their students. In addition, many instructors who are not digital natives have been fearful of making ...