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 Richard Keller

Reply to Arianne Trias's post: I think this is something that is often lost, as we plow forward in our work.

Technology Tools | Origin: EL104 | New comment by Richard Keller

The information regarding tech tools and teaching styles was quite informative. I learned about tools I had not thought of as teaching tools (e.g. blogs and wikis). They might be worth a more...

Course Revision and Improvement | Origin: EL103 | New comment by David Overbye

That course revision is a multifaceted process and is ongoing.  

WLMS for Communicating and Collaborating | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Sandra Byrnes

Students need more support in the online course. Feedback should be timely. Making your feedback personal can go a long way toward keeping your students engaged.      

WLMS for Teaching Online | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Sandra Byrnes

I think setting office hours when you will be available is extremely important for the instructor. I know it is easy to get tied into constantly responding to the students.  

WLMS to Develop the Learning Environment | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Sandra Byrnes

Workload managment and organizational skills are extremely important. I really like the FAQ page I think that would really help students.  

Assessment Plan | Origin: EL103 | New comment by David Overbye

I found the material on rubrics to be very useful.  Based on this I am going to review some of the rubrics I use in my courses with an eye toward making them more useful.

Instructional Delivery | Origin: EL103 | New comment by David Overbye

I found the comments about the dynamic syllabus to be especially usefull.  The sylabus and the associated online activities are at the heart of the course and guide the student through the...

Online Course Content Transfer | Origin: EL104 | New comment by SUSHIL SHETH

A combination of print, audio, video and communication tools should be used by an instructor for the effective delivery of an online course. When converting the course content for use in the online...

Course Delivery | Origin: EL102 | New comment by Tarinder Khatkar

It is important to learn what the educational portal provides as users can be interpreting it differently and we need to uniform in some of its basic approach