Online teaching brings all sort of challenges with students. I learned the importance to be prepared and to expect the unusual. Students are human and tend to behave differently. No matter what, there will be those who can never be satisfied.
Teaching important materials in a synchronous format is not recommended. Participating by the instructor in the discussions form is essential.
In the absence of the face-face interaction, it's important to make the students that they are cared for and that I am aware of what they do and their goals. The short bio about everyone, including the instructor, is very helpful.
I learned the importance to be very familiar with CMS. Students should feel very comfortable when surfing through the materials posted.
I have experienced some of these classroom challenges in the past and surely much of the feedback in this module does work. I learned here the private written message, I will try it when necessary.
This module reinforces the importance of classroom management and how to be an effective instructor. I benefited from knowing details about the difference between the four styles and what could be done to avoid being the undesired teacher are clearly stated here. I am already a guide-type instructor and I would seek improvements whenever possible.
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