Teaching and Learning Online: Presentation (required)

1. Teaching and Learning Online

1.4. Seven Principles of Effective Online Teaching

Computers Listed below are seven principles for effective online teaching taken from the 2011 publication Seven Principles of Effective Teaching: A Practical Lens for Evaluating Online CoursesĀ by Charles Graham, Jursat Cagiltay, Byung-Ro Lim, Joi Craner and Thomas M. Duffy.

Principle 1: Good Practice Encourages Student-Faculty Contact

  • Lesson for online instruction: Instructors should provide clear guidelines for interaction with students.

Principle 2: Good Practice Encourages Cooperation Among Students

  • Lesson for online instruction: Well-designed discussion assignments facilitate meaningful cooperation among students.

Principle 3: Good Practice Encourages Active Learning

  • Lesson for online instruction: Students should present course projects.

Principle 4: Good Practice Gives Prompt Feedback

  • Lesson for online instruction: Instructors need to provide two types of feedback: information feedback and acknowledgment feedback.

Principle 5: Good Practice Emphasizes Time on Task

  • Lesson for online instruction: Online courses need deadlines.

Principle 6: Good Practice Communicates High Expectations

  • Lesson for online instruction: Challenging tasks, sample cases, and praise for quality work communicate high expectations.

Principle 7: Good Practice Respects Diverse Talents and Ways of Learning

  • Lesson for online instruction: Allowing students to choose project topics incorporates diverse views into online courses.