Online Learning Update

April 29, 2014

Moving To Online Teaching: Issues and Resources For Educators

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:12 am

By Mackenzie Hurlbert, Skilledup

Curtis Bonk, a professor of instructional systems design at Indiana University and co-author of the new book Adding some Tec-Variety (, says that to develop these skills, teachers should “take a class first, or at least browse one. Browse a few, because everyone is a little bit different. I recommend taking a smorgasbord approach and sampling a bit.” Ray Schroeder, associate vice chancellor for online learning at the University of Illinois-Springfield, is a national leader in today’s online learning discussion. He advises that, “online faculty can best teach if they can create a community of inquiry. Distant students need to be engaged and supported since they do not have ready access to the facilities of the campus.” The online environment constantly changes for students and faculty alike. New technologies, apps and software force online educators to adapt, says Schroeder, and “pedagogies and best practices constantly evolve requiring continuing professional development.”

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