Eastern Connecticut State University Knowledgebase
Online Pedagogy
Module 1: Designing an Online Course - Where do I start?
Designing an online course: Where do I start? You may have heard the recommendation to start with the end in mind - the desired learning outcomes for you students. While that's a very valid recommendation, there is more to the process than just having a solid starting point. Learning...
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Module 2: Online Assessment - How do I know my students are learning?
Online Assessment: How do I know my students are learning? Assessments that are aligned with your learning outcomes provide reliable feedback about student learning and reinforce to students what needs to be mastered. A balanced assessment strategy in online courses can prevent surprise grades...
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Module 3: Active and Interactive Learning - What can my students "do" online?
Active and Interactive Learning: What can my students "do" online? Active learning is more than clicking links and buttons. Learning activities that require students to actively do something thoughtful with the concepts in your course (individually or in pairs or groups) improves learning and...
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Module 4: Content - How can I make, find, and use online resources?
Structuring Content: How can I make, find, and use online resources? Your content provides the necessary information and tools that students need to complete activities and reach learning outcomes. While it can be easy to find and add more and more content to an online course, it's important...
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Module 5: Structuring the Course - How do I put it all together and explain it to my students?
Structuring the Course: How do I put it all together and explain it to my students? A well-organized course provides a clear path for students to progress. By providing structure and clear, welcoming instructions and information students will be more comfortable and confident and will ask...
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Module 6: Usability and Visual Design - What can I do to help my students see where to go and what to do?
Usability and Visual Design: What can I do to help my students see where to go and what to do? Learning Objectives Designing for usability helps everyone. If the course and course materials are usable from the start, it reduces frustration, helps maintain student motivation, and reduces...
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Module 7: Accessibility - How can I help my students who use assistive technology?
Accessibility: How can I help my students who use assistive technology? You can significantly improve accessibility in your course by following three relatively simple practices as you design course materials and by keeping accessibility in mind as you think about activities and assessments....
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Module 8: Multimedia - How can I make it, find it, and use it in my online class?
Multimedia: How can I make it, find it, and use it in my online course? Learning Objectives Video, audio, and images are important to include in an online course to provide alternative means of communication for students who may have reading difficulties or simply learn easier through visual...
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Module 9: Online Presence - What can I do to ensure my students "see" me?
Online Presence: What can I do to ensure my students "see" me? Learning Objectives Being actively involved in your online class will promote student success. While online classes provide students with more flexibility and new ways to collaborate, success in the online environment is...
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Module 10: Teaching in the Virtual Classroom - How is it different and what can I do to make it better?
Teaching in the Virtual Classroom: How is it different and what can I do to make it better? Keeping a sense of balance is key when teaching online. Take advantage of strategies to boost your efficiency and manage your workload while establishing an engaging, effective learning community in...
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