by Janice Florent
Faculty readiness to teach online and student readiness to take online courses are key to success in online education. In a Campus Technology article, Paul Beaudoin writes,
Teaching in the blended or online learning environment is not a direct transfer of the traditional face-to-face class. The challenges of online learning often require a different set of skills that may not come easily to brick-and-mortar instructors.
Paul suggests six things instructors can do to be better online teachers. They are:
- Maximize your digital savvy
- Be an active and engaged participant
- Reinvent your wheel
- Include your learners in the learning process
- Reassess assessment
- Realize it's okay to fail
To find out more about his suggestions for being a better online teacher, read Paul's article "6 Ways to Be a Better Online Teacher."