In Week 4 – Live Instruction, we discussed what the opening of your class will look like, how you support students and tools you can be used to assist with that. This week we’re going to talk about your class. You’ve designed your curriculum, and students are using quizzes, discussion boards, and other Online Educational Resources (OER) for work. So let’s talk about how to define success, and what to expect from your role as an instructor, and how you use the tools of an online course to help with your workload and support the peers in your classroom.
Over the past several weeks you have done the hard work! Your curriculum is sorted. You have put it into an online space. Now your goal is to introduce your students to this new framework and your expectations. Start your class as you typically would: Introduce yourself to the group, share your syllabus, and share how computer use is part of your instruction. How do you support the various needs of students? This post is geared towards the answer.