Teacher’s Guide to Online School Success
From recording your lectures to crafting modules to maximizing retention, there’s a lot to think about when moving your teaching online. Learn the key do’s and don’ts and get critical insight from seasoned educators in the online learning space.
A former practicing attorney, Michael Hoffman has years of experience as a freelance journalist specializing in the research and writing of higher education content – from online learning to financial aid, and everything in between. Michael is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara College of Law. Prior to becoming a professional writer, Michael practiced for several years as a civil litigator in Los Angeles and worked in Santa Monica, California as a development executive for a major film producer.
Dr. Angela Velez-Solic
Dr. Angela Velez-Solic has been an educator for 22 years, beginning her career in the traditional classroom environment. She has spent the last 15 years in online learning as a designer, educator, faculty trainer and developer, training over a thousand teachers about how to teach online. Dr. Velez-Solic has recently created and directs a Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation at Rush University in Chicago. You can find her book, Teaching Online Without Losing Your Mind on Amazon.
You were an early adopter of online learning, creating and uploading multimedia lessons for your students years ago. Or maybe you’re brand new to online school and COVID-19 has forced your hand just recently. Whichever sounds like you, teaching remotely is the new normal, and you need to nail it.
But online learning comes with a number of unique challenges. Not only do teachers need to change their approach to instruction, but they need to make sure their students have access to the necessary tools. They need to communicate well and coordinate frequently with parents and fellow teachers. They need to grow their skillsets make sure their students engage.
The following guide is meant to help today’s educators get started with online teaching, or find new and innovative ways to improve their current online lessons. Find do’s and don’ts, resources, ideas, tutorials, and insight from digital learning experts.