Education

How to Teach Online Courses: Start By Being Human

Using comparative life-experience analogies to introduce students to new concepts. Arguably, one of the most important facets of learning how to teach online courses is that you are sharing your knowledge with students from all over the world. There are virtually no...

Designing an Online Course: Portion-Sized e-Learning

Delivering course content to your clients with stand-alone modules for self-paced distance learning. Previous articles in this series have covered the ideas of Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences and the simple concept of using practical activities as...

Building Relationships with Students in Virtual Classrooms

It is fair to say that no teacher will ever forget the sleepless night before they stood up for real in front of their first class and the sheer feeling of unmitigated terror when they actually had to do it. Ok, I’m exaggerating but you get the point, sweaty palms and...

Using and Referencing Resources In Online Teaching Settings

By its nature online teaching tents to be highly modular and unit focused. This means that course content tends to be developed so that one or two core concepts are taught in a lesson. In addition, the lessons themselves tend to be shorter than in real school...

Teach Online: Engaging and Enriching Online Education

As an online science teacher and one-to-one tutor the single biggest challenge to teaching online is to create a stimulating and engaging learning environment in a virtual setting. The bottom line is I communicate with students who are on the other side of the world...