Monday, August 19, 2013

Teaching Online...Where do I Start? (Part I)


   Often knowing where to start is the toughest part of most tasks in life.  From your first step as a baby, to riding a bike, writing a term paper, or starting a healthy lifestyle, the fact is, it is hard to get started.

     When it comes to designing & teaching your online course this is no different.  The key is not to get frustrated and remember it is okay to ask for help.  Limit your frustration and allow those in place to help you in order to get your hands out of your hair and back on the keyboard.  If your institution doesn't have Tech Integration Coaches or Online Instructional Designers, then don't forget to use places like twitter & linkedin to solicit help & advice.  Remember there are always people willing to share if you are willing to ask.

     This is the start of a 13 part fall semester blog series in which I'll be discussing things to think about when designing and teaching an online class. Consider these tips, ideas, & suggestions as you begin to build your online course or re-evaluate an existing one.  You can also check out the Prezi below which goes through each of these topics. As always please leave your own tips or ideas for myself and others to see in the comment section.

General topics covered over the next 12 blogs will include:
(These will become links as blogs are posted)
If you have questions or topics you would like to be discussed please leave them in the comment section below.  Who knows, I may even think up a few more entires before it is all said and done.  If your interested in the series make sure to subscribe via RSS or by email in the upper right hand menu to have the posts come directly to you.