Instructional best practices

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Distance instructional iconOur staff and faculty are involved in a number of professional organizations and are constantly learning about new ways to improve online courses. These instructional best practices are great ways for you to improve assessment in your online course, connect with other faculty, and design interesting and engaging courses.


Get to know your faculty mentor
Connect with these experienced online faculty for great ideas specific to your discipline.
Discover quality course design
Learn what we expect when reviewing a new online course.
Identify library resources
Don’t reinvent the wheel. Your faculty librarians have a wealth of resources tailored for your course.
Discover strategies for teaching online
Online courses are more than just content. These strategies will help your online students.
Enhance your course with media
Media can improve your course, support your learning objectives, and add your personal voice.
Discover professional organizations
Connect with professional organizations that are focused on online learning.
Improve your course management skills
These tips can help you foster an active course without spending too much time online.
Engage your students
Engaged students are more likely to meet course outcomes.
Evaluate your course for cheating opportunities
Look at some factors that may make it easier to cheat in your course.

Recent topics

Paperless classroom in 5 easy steps
March 16, 2015, Andre Temkin
Paperless classroom in 5 easy stepsPaperless Classroom practices can be adapted for your campus based course with 5 easy steps. Learn how it's done by Kathy Casto, an English/Reading/Writing instructor from PCC Southeast Campus.
Using small data
March 9, 2015, Andy Freed
The learning analytics cycleForget big data. Use small data like class access or quiz scores to improve student learning through the learning analytics cycle.
More than chicken scratch: the benefits of hand-written work in an online class (and some apps that assist!)
March 2, 2015, Ann Cary
a hand writing on paperMath faculty Ann Cary discusses the benefits of, and methods to support using hand-written work in an online class.
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