As instructors start planning course content, building syllabi, and populating Canvas course shells for the fall semester, they can access some advice from some of their faculty and staff peers.
Colorado State University’s ValuED blog features articles geared toward online teaching—but with relevant advice for all instructors—written by veterans of online instruction and course development.
Below are select articles from the blog. Visit the ValuED website for more content about online learning and the value of education.
- What Instructional Designers Can Do for Your Online Courses
- The Importance of Building Online Learning Communities
- 4 Ways Instructors Can Better Engage Online Students
- How to Make Your Course Syllabus More Engaging
- Texting and Teaching: Embracing Mobile Devices as Learning Tools
- Making Online Teaching More Effective: Advice from a Student Perspective
- Redefining Teaching: The Five Roles of the Online Instructor
- Don’t Dismiss the Benefits of Group Projects
- The Power of Narrated PowerPoint Presentations in Online Teaching
More teaching resources can be found on TILT’s website, including the following articles:
- 5 Ways Online Teaching Positively Affects Your Classroom
- What is an Instructional Designer?:
- MERLOT: A FREE Online Course Design Community:
- 6 Tips for Creating Accessible Electronic Content:
- Is Video Reinventing Education?:
- Online Discussion Formats:
- Netiquette: Ground Rules for Online Discussions:
- Conducting Online Discussions:
- Scavenger Hunting: An Activity for Online Course Orientation:
- Engaging Students in the Age of Smartphones: