Category Archives: Online Learning

Roles in the Online Classroom

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Navigating the online environment can be quite a challenge, and at times isolating. Reflecting upon our roles in the online environment, both as learners and instructors, can help guide behavior and interaction toward a successful exchange. Below I very briefly reflect upon my understanding of the key roles and functions of both students and instructors in the online environment. Student… Read more »

Common Misconceptions of Online Learning

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In order to promote student success, instructors must provide the opportunity for learners to become familiar with the method of instruction. In traditional face-to-face courses new college students often take a couple weeks to adjust to the mode of instruction and learning environment. In order to help students in this transition, instructors provide an introductory period in which they introduce… Read more »

Theories of Learning for Instructional Design in the Online Classroom

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It is important that instructional design be informed by sound educational theory. Online courses are no exception. Online learning courses must uphold the same academic standards as their face-to-face counterparts, and yet, they embody distinct learning environments. Below I outline several dominant theories of teaching and learning and investigate their application for the online environment. I will argue that online… Read more »