Building Understanding of Online Teaching & Learning

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Effective online teaching and learning requires building knowledge of online tools and becoming comfortable with technology-whether participating in training, integration in the classroom, or providing feedback. To assist you in building confidence with technology, here’s a list of resources to get you started:

Effective Online Discussions Workshop
Creating an Online Course Workshop
Being an Effective Online Student Workshop

For more information on emerging practices for delivering effective online instruction, visit the recently introduced spotlight, featuring the topic of Effective Online Teaching and Learninghere.

PD tips courtesy of Atomic Learning



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