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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Course Delivery | Origin: EL102 | New comment by Nelson Jimenez

This module allows you to see the generalities of distance education. As an instructor of this modality I regularly put these instructions into practice. I liked seeing this material summarized and...

WLMS to Develop the Learning Environment | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Ben Timbol

Keeping a schedule and sticking to you planned work load for that day is important to be an effective online teacher. Manage the pace and keep the students focused and away from distractions is...

Projecting Your Presence | Origin: EL102 | New comment by Joan Barnes

The idea of using a biography to project authority is a great idea and I will be using that in the future

Course Delivery | Origin: EL102 | New comment by Joan Barnes

I have learned the importance of having good knowledge of the CMS system that is being used and for technical support to be available for the teacher and the students are I will make sure that there...

Online Course Content Transfer | Origin: EL104 | New comment by Sam Coulter

Since I teach lab courses, when the pandemic hit its zenith it was particularly difficult shifting to an online format. Having class synchronously via webcams helped maintain a level of normalcy, and...

Guide on the Side | Origin: EL104 | New comment by Sam Coulter

I enjoy "guide on the side." I always strive to encourage students to create their own meaning and apply classroom tools and knowledge to their work. I hadn't really considered this as much through...

Synchronous versus Asynchronous Learning | Origin: EL104 | New comment by Sam Coulter

I personally like sychronous, but I definitely see the advantages of asynchronous. I think as we continue to work with advancing technology the digital space will integrate more and more into the...

WLMS for Course Revisions | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Ashley Slaughter

Professional development should be viewed as an opportunity to enhance online instructors’ strengths and improve upon their weaknesses. Doing so can save time later and help instructors manage...

WLMS for Communicating and Collaborating | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Ashley Slaughter

My big take-away is that "students are singularly interacting within the community. What does this mean? It means that your students have no classmates to “lean over to and ask a...

WLMS for Teaching Online | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Ashley Slaughter

Managing life vs teaching is all about balance. Not only is the online environment difficult for students to manage, it can be difficult for the instructor. Typically, the instructor has to balance...