Why Teaching Online?
An online course can be an effective alternative to traditional classroom teaching (study results). It can help bridge the distances of time, space and learning abilities. It can help to reach students who otherwise would not be reached, for instance, students away from campus during the summer, residential students having class schedule conflicts, and part-time students who take only one course from OC and therefore would prefer not to travel.
University leaders place great emphasis on online teaching. In the following video, Dr. O’Neal spoke about the importance of promoting online teaching at Oklahoma Christian University:
The following are some common forms to be used in the application, evaluation and teaching of an online course (“E-course”):
- OC Course Proposal Form (Check here to submit a proposal to develop an E-course)
- OC Course Evaluation Rubric (Check here to see the standards that will be used to evaluate your E-course)
The North Institute can provide consultation and assistance as you design and teach your online course. Please also bookmark our blog for ideas, suggestions, tips, and sharing from your peers of best practices in online teaching or technology use.
We also have an “Introduction to Online Teaching” orientation (for faculty) and “Introduction to Online Learning” orientation (for students) that may provide further information and resources related to online teaching and learning. Please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need access to either or both of these orientation sections. As you consider designing your online courses, we can also show you some examples of online courses.
The North Institute is committed to your success designing and teaching your online courses. Please allow us to assist you in designing and facilitating your first online courses. Feel free also to share with us stories, experiences and frustrations you have while teaching online so that we can better advise other professors in their online teaching. Thanks!