Research demonstrates that online teaching methodology varies drastically* from face-to-face instruction.
This page was created to provide you with information and support on best practices in online instruction as well as some information on learning theories in online education.
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- Online teaching, much like face-to-face teaching, requires the teacher to know different methods to reach students. The following articles touch on practical and conceptual ways to engage students in an online line environment so that you add new tools to you pedagogical toolbox.
- Adult learners need different types of supports in order for them to feel successful in an online environment, and as educators we should know what practices work best for our population of students. The following articles outline best practices to employ and why it is important to understand the tenets of Andragogy.
- The following vignettes offer insights into the world of online teaching through the voices of current and former teachers of online classrooms. The tips provided in the articles will improve you online teaching experience quickly.
Additional Courses/Resources on Online Teaching (outside of VCU):
- These two links are courses which you may be interested in taking to help bolster your knowledge pertaining to online instruction.
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