Engaging Students

One of the big differences between teaching in person vs online is the perceived separation.. Because of this separation many people are more comfortable not talking and just listening. I call that phenomenon crickets referring to when the teacher asks a question and nobody responds. There are several ways to reduce the crickets phenomenon: Ask […]

Preparing Your Teaching Materials

The first part of modifying your teaching material is to ensure all of your content is digitized and available in an online environment. This means any videos you play with a DVD or VHS tape for your students, you will need to find it online in a video sharing service such as YouTube. It also […]

appropriate space

Create an Optimum Space

Now that you have been in and out of a few sessions and are comfortable with the software, the next step is to create an optimum space from which to teach. Things to consider are: A comfortable chair and desk with ample space for your keyboard and mouse as well as your notes for class. […]

Teaching online Intro

First Time Teaching Online

Having worked with instructors for the past 10 years or so, teaching them how to teach online, I have always felt it is a good way to reach a large number of people at a low cost, because travel is not required, and improved convenience. But with the current situation of the Coronavirus many instructors […]