Designing for online

What is important about designing for online learning environments?

Online environments provide vital spaces for students and instructors to exchange resources and ideas. A successful hybrid or online course is an opportunity to create new material and apply innovative teaching strategies.

Why use online learning?

Flipping the classroom and creating a hybrid course engages students in learning through  active learning  techniques, rather than through delivering lectures alone. 

Hybrid and online learning can also provide more flexibility for students and instructors. It provides varied ways for students to engage in and demonstrate their learning.

Some technologies allow for more learning to take place or facilitate a specific kind of learning activity that might not be possible without technology. As an added bonus, both instructors and students have the opportunity to develop their technology skills through hybrid and online learning.

Considerations for using online learning

In-class teaching does not always easily translate to the hybrid or online learning format. Allow for time to review and reimagine teaching. FERPA and copyright guidelines differ slightly for hybrid and online environments. Accessibility requirements must be considered before students disclose a disability and should be taken into consideration when designing and developing your course.

Getting started with online learning

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