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Featured Article: "Finding the Keys to Unlock Online Teaching Success"

posted Apr 4, 2016, 1:16 PM by Nicole Mcintosh   [ updated Apr 4, 2016, 1:17 PM ]

Read about TeachOnline@UW in the MediaShift article "Finding the Keys to Unlock Online Teaching Success."

Excerpt: "Most universities have resources and technology available to help instructors create or transition existing classes to an online environment, so don’t try to do it alone. I’ve been accepted into a year-long learning community at UW-Madison to learn how to develop an online class, and then facilitate it once it’s up and running. The community brings together others who are going through the same process, allowing the group to share resources and ideas, said Karen Skibba of UW-Madison’s Division of Continuing Studies, who facilitates the group."

Key points in the article include being prepared to teach online, building an online persona, and seeking assistance from programs such as TeachOnline@UW to help instructors design and facilitate quality online courses.