ATL Conference – 7 Best Practices, Not Just for eLearning

Seven Best Practices for eLearning Courses

#1:  Be present at the course site.

#2:  Share a set of clear and realistic expectations for communications.

  • How students communicate with you
  • What is your preferred method of communication
  • How soon students will hear from Instructor
  • When students can check the grade
  • When the next module is available
  • How much effort and time will be required on a weekly basis

#3:  Help learners connect with one another.

#4:  Stimulate and facilitate online discussion.

#5:  Respond effectively to online conflict.

#6:  Early in the term – have an informal assessment.  Ask “How is the course going?”

#7:  Have an orientation.

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