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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Technology Tools | Origin: EL104 | New comment by Stacy Hudson

I hadn't considered blogging in classroom use before now. The information states to use it for assessment of teaching/learning effectiveness, but I wonder if there are other uses? Does anyone here...

Online Course Content Transfer | Origin: EL104 | New comment by Angela Bansley

Try using tools that seem “fun” and collaborative. Many instructors are trying blogs for a couple of classes. Through blog creation and communication, there can be more interaction...

Guide on the Side | Origin: EL104 | New comment by Angela Bansley

Facilitation skills that are needed: Engage students in the learning process, particularly in the beginning, use appropriate questioning, listening, and feedback skills, provide direction and support...

Synchronous versus Asynchronous Learning | Origin: EL104 | New comment by Angela Bansley

A pattern of teaching basically characterizes how an instructor provides information to students and how his/her virtual classroom practice becomes obvious as it is repeated consistently over a...

Technology Tools | Origin: EL104 | New comment by Angela Bansley

 Technology tools should support, not hinder, the teaching and learning process. Assessing of each technology tools provide essential feedback as to whether to continue to use it or to...

Modification of Traditional Classroom Activities | Origin: EL113 | New comment by Kenneth Marek

Through consistent and timely feedback active learning will be successful as students receive the input for uccess often. 

Limitations and Misconceptions | Origin: EL113 | New comment by Kenneth Marek

Active learning courses are for motivated and engaged students and guided by the instructor.

Definition and Importance of Active Learning | Origin: EL113 | New comment by Kenneth Marek

As the instructor is the guide the student is responsible for their active learning.

WLMS for Course Revisions | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Kenneth Marek

Key time management strategies and applications are important for successful on line instructors.

WLMS for Communicating and Collaborating | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Kenneth Marek

Feedback needs to be timely and consistent to be effective.   Instructors need to be aware and maintain this throughout the course.