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Welcome to Lesson Two

Best Practices of Online Facilitation

We will discuss online best practices as they relate to pedagogy and course facilitation.

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Virtual Campus Faculty Orientation

Lesson Two: Best Practices of Online Facilitation

Objectives

This week we will begin a discussion of online best practices. Specifically best practices of pedagogy and course delivery.

Key Lesson Objectives:

Key Learning Activities:

To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:


Materials

Required Readings and Lesson Materials:

The readings for our lesson may be found in current research. Many of the readings for this lesson are pdf files. You save a copy on your storage media for later reference.

Required Readings
  1. OLC's Distance Learning Policy
  2. Five Pillers of Quality Online Education
  3. Online Teaching: Have You Got What it Takes
  4. Expectations for Classroom Setup and Online Teaching - University of Maryland University College, Presented by the Center for Teaching and Learning, June 14, 2004
  5. My Experience with Teaching Online: Confessions and Observations of a Survivor, Author: David J. St. Clair
  6. Preparing Instructors for Quality Online Instruction, Yi Yang, Mississippi State University
  7. From Lecturer to Course Coordinator: Redefining the Role of the University Academic for Teaching and Learning in a Distributed Learning Environment, Author: Olabisi Kuboni
Additional Readings
  1. Statement of Committement by the Regional Accrediting Commissions for the Evaluation of Electronically Mediated Degree and Certificate Programs
  2. Underlying Principles of Quality Matters
  3. Quality Matters - Peer Course Review Rubric
  4. Peer Coaching for Online Instruction: An Emerging Model for Faculty Development

Assignments

Homework

Individual Assignment

Participate in the Individual Assignment, Develop a Philosophy of Online Instruction.

Discussion

From the readings select five pedagogical concepts that contribute significantly to the success of an online lesson. Defend your answer by providing clear evidentiary support for your selections.

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Lesson Two: Individual Assignment

Assignments

Individual Assignment

Develop and submit a Philosophy of Online Instruction. (Use this section for supplementary information)

An Example Submission

Provide an example of a well defined submission.

Refer to the Grade Guide for Scoring Criteria

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Lesson Two: Discussion Assignment

Assignments

Discussion Assignment

From the readings select five pedagogical concepts that contribute significantly to the success of an online lesson. Defend your answer by providing clear evidentiary support for your selections.

Please provide one concept per day into the Discussion Forum. Respond to two of your classmates postings for each or your contributions.

A good strategy will be to make one contribution per day with two replies to your classmates.

An Example Submission

Provide an example of a well defined submission. (Use this section for supplementary information)

Refer to the Grade Guide for Scoring Criteria

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Lesson 2: Online Pedagogical Best Practices - Grade Guide

Grade Guide

Individual Assignment

Resource Evaluation

Discussion


1 Point 2 Points 3 Points 4 Points
Resource Evaluation
accuracy, authority, objectivity, currency and coverage
Argues using false or irrelevant reasons, and justifiable claims Draws unjustifiable or false conclusions Draws justifiable, valid and correct conclusions Draws justifiable, sound reasoning, valid and correct conclusions