Online enrollment is growing at a rapid rate, as is the technology that supports online instruction.  Instructors need to have strategies that will help them to engage online learners as well as provide them instructional support when needed.  This group is for online educators who aspire to discuss and master the competencies necessary for exemplary performance and top customer service in a dynamic, rapidly changing higher education landscape.  Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance. 


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Using Active Learning to Enhance Critical Learning | Origin: EL113 | New comment by Samuel Beaumont

  Developing critical thinking in the online environment can be done through a robust discussion board.  The instructor must be extremely active, ask probing questions, and provide...

Modification of Traditional Classroom Activities | Origin: EL113 | New comment by Samuel Beaumont

  Even though online learning has been around for a couple of decades there are still some instructors who still believe their purpose is to dispense pearls of wisdom which are to be picked up...

Limitations and Misconceptions | Origin: EL113 | New comment by Samuel Beaumont

It appears an issue in online learning, especially at the undergraduate level, students expect to be fed the information from the instructor and simply answer what is on the test moving on to the...

Definition and Importance of Active Learning | Origin: EL113 | New comment by Samuel Beaumont

The main takeaway for me is in an online course we need to strive for opportunities where students can interact with the material.  I was around when online learning first started, and it mainly...

Modification of Traditional Classroom Activities | Origin: EL113 | New comment by Eileen Epsaro

In active learning there is a shift from techer-centered to student-centered learning. Engagement strategies include a relevance to student lives, inspirational notes,good boundries, high standards,...

Definition and Importance of Active Learning | Origin: EL113 | New comment by Eileen Epsaro

In active learning, students must take responsibility for their own learning. THe instructor can be a guide in this process. Ways to include active learning in the online and F2F envirnoments include...

Course Delivery | Origin: EL102 | New comment by Wesley Kusiak

In order to be a successful online math instructor, I must familiar with the CMS my instruction uses, but I also have to discover an efficient way to bridge the gap between a typical classroom...

Course Delivery | Origin: EL102 | New comment by Cynthia Lipkins-Scott

I will learn to amiliarize myself to the CMS that my institutin uses, as well as be cognizant of the fact that many students have different knowledge levels regarding on line courses and their...

Managing the E-Learning Environment | Origin: EL102 | New comment by Holly Voss

I learned that there may be students who will challenge the system. Keep good communication and any disruptions that may occur in their file. Remind them of the guidelines also

Projecting Your Presence | Origin: EL102 | New comment by Holly Voss

Make it a personal experience with students to create an open and positive learning envrionment. By allowing them to see who you are gives them a connection to the faculty.