Good Practices in Online Teaching from Those Who Wrote the Books

  • Date : August 6, 2020 12:00 PM
  • Meeting Type : Webcast

Online learning provides numerous advantages to educators and learners. Flexibility and convenience for learners are driving forces for online course enrollment, and high-quality course design and delivery ensure that online learning is not a lesser alternative to face-to-face learning. Good online teaching takes awareness of key principles, self-assessment, and practice. How can you improve your course design and delivery? What are the essential elements of effective teaching online? WCET hosted an informal conversation with two experts who have written the books on online teaching, Tony Bates, author of Teaching in a Digital Age, and Shannon Riggs, author of Thrive Online: A New Approach to Building Expertise and Confidence as an Online Educator.

Our experts discussed:

  • Not all online learning is created equally.
  • Trends in online and the rapid move to remote learning in spring 2020.
  • Principles of effective teaching in the digital age.
  • Frameworks for developing online courses including backward design.
  • Advice for academic leaders.
  • Quality course design.
  • Building and leading teams.

Live captioning was provided by our sponsor, VITAC.


Shannon Riggs

Associate Vice Provost of Educational Programs and Learning Innovation, Oregon State University


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Russ Poulin

Executive Director, WCET & Vice President for Technology-Enhanced Education, WICHE


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