Teaching and Learning Online: Presentation (required)
1. Teaching and Learning Online
1.4. Seven Principles of Effective Online Teaching
|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 Courses 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.