Master innovative ways to teach online with special tips from our faculty.
Whenever student enrollment capacity dramatically increases for an instructor, there are a number of common questions and concerns: How will the increased grading load be managed? How can instructors facilitate a discussion among 100+ students? How will students receive meaningful feedback? Here are some best practices and considerations for managing high-enrollment courses that have been successful in our ASU Online courses. Continue reading
Max Underwood, Arizona State University President’s Professor in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, discusses how he facilitates a design challenge for his online students. Continue reading
Melanie Reyes, MSW Online Program Coordinator for the School of Social Work, in her Faculty Showcase video, “The Wide World of Videos” discusses how the School of Social work uses videos to introduce faculty and staff, present field internship expectations and training, build student engagement, and connect with subject matter experts to deliver course content. Continue reading
With accessibility to online education increasing, the retention of online students has become a concern of academic leaders in higher education (Allen & Seaman, 2015). As a result, many universities have launched initiatives to improve course completion, program completion, and student support services (Johnson, Adams Becker, Estrada, & Freeman, 2015). Although many causes for students withdrawing from an online course are beyond the realm of instructor control, retention and attrition can be reduced through various means. Continue reading
In this online Faculty Showcase video, Dr. Robert Kleinsasser discusses how he was able to effectively design and facilitate group/collaborative activities after making the transition from face-to-face to online courses. Continue reading
In this online Faculty Showcase video, Drs. Gina Woodall and Tara Lennon from the School of Politics and Global Studies discuss how the use of social media, specifically Twitter and Facebook, affects classroom engagement.
As it turns out, you don’t need Muppets to teach a successful online course.
I worried about this a few months ago as I began to prepare for my Arizona State University Online ”Media Research Methods” class. This concern blossomed when, out of curiosity, I signed up for a Harvard EdX online course on computer science basics and watched the first lecture
Christina Carrasquilla, a lecturer for ASU’s Graphic Information Technology Program, presents the hows and whys of using Google+ Hangouts in her courses. She discusses how video chats enhance student engagement, promote social interaction, encourage course community, and lead to higher student performance and satisfaction. Using the Google+ social network for course interactions is easy. All students are given an ASU gmail account due to ASU’s partnership with Google. Why Google + Hangouts? Listen and learn!
Professor Marilyn Dantico talks about her experiences incorporating games in her required upper division research methods course. Continue reading
TeachOnline (TO) recently had the opportunity to talk with ASU’s Gina Woodall (GW), a political science faculty member with the School of Politics and Global Studies. Dr. Woodall has taught face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses for many years.