Key principles of an online course


Here is a great article by Jim Henry and Jeff Meadows about the best practices in online teaching: mostly asynchronous, but still useful. In fact, a lot of the principles apply to classroom teaching as well, and I really like how the authors are expressing them: e.g., “content is a verb” (meaning that a lot of the learning should be done by doing); or “technology is a vehicle” (it’s just a tool to help with the process of learning). The authors also talk about the sense of community, ongoing improvement and adjustment of the course and thoughtful little ‘extras’, and cite a lot of references that promise interesting reading.

I wish I had the time to create my own online course now!

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