Comment on: Technology Tools | Origin: EL104 | originally posted by EL Chair

I learned the five teaching styles:

  • authority- this is a more authoritative and teacher centered approach to online instruction where the instructor does most of the talking. I don't think this is the best approach as students need to also engage in the course in order to foster critical thinking. 
  • demonstrator- this is another teacher centered approach where the instructor shows the student how to do something. In regards to technology, students have to have the same tools as the instructor and it may be difficult to demonstrate something on one device as the student is preoccupied with watching the instructor which would make it difficult to follow along.
  • facilitator- in this style of teaching the instructor acts as a guide to students. Learning is through guided discovery and the instructor acts a valuabel resource for students. 
  • delegator- in this approach the instructor delegates coursework to students that foster learning. However it's important to note that the learning or objectives have to be clearly communicated in for this to work students have to be highly motivated and self disciplinedin this approach the instructor delegates coursework to students that foster learning. However it's important to note that the learning or objectives have to be clearly communicated in for this to work and students have to be highly motivated and self disciplined
  • expert-the expert approach is with the instructor has expertise and expects a higher degree of professionalism from students then the other teaching styles. The instructor may seem rigid and I'm moving in this style.