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Teachers who are moving from on-campus to online teaching will have a lot of questions. Here are some examples:

Questions about Teaching Online

  • How often is it necessary to be online?
  • Should they have synchronous teaching sessions or rely more on asynchronous discussion boards?
  • Would they need to work unsocial hours?
  • How would they know if students were struggling?

My classmates were asked to contribute their own questions on a Padlet. I can definitely identify with the one with a to-do list, as I also find there is an enormous amount of different new things to learn, and I don’t like the feeling of ‘winging it’:

Questions about teaching online from my classmates

The prospect of teaching online raises many questions

I did find this unintimidating video full of useful tips:

8 Lessons Learned from Teaching Online

  1. High Touch is More Important than High Tech
  2. Establish Social Presence Using Digital Story Telling
  3. Use Technology Intentionally – be driven by the intention not the tools available
  4. The Power of External Resources – supplement your own resources
  5. Make your Expectations Explicit
  6. Do Something Different: use fun, playfulness and the unexpected to re-engage students
  7. Login regularly, at least 5 days a week
  8. Give Personal Feedback

(Main Image: Workspace for Online Teaching, by athlwulf, via Flickr. Licence: CC-BY-2.0)