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Understanding Learning Styles
As an online instructor, you are faced with the challenge of providing education to students who may come from a variety of age groups and cultures. Selecting the best teaching techniques to employ in such an environment demands an understanding of how individuals learn.
Preparing to Teach Your First Course
Preparing to teach your first course can be intimidating. Colleges, universities, and other educational institutions have required materials such as selected textbooks, curricula, and syllabi that are necessary to begin your teaching experience.
Teaching with Technology
The use of technology is not only required in an online environment—today many teachers from brick and mortar institutions are beginning to incorporate technology into their own instruction.
Using various types of electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, smart phones, and personal computers for long periods of time can contribute to eyestrain, also known as computer vision syndrome, which can ultimately affect your work performance and ability to concentrate.
Etiquette on the Net - Netiquette
Netiquette, commonly known as online etiquette, is a social code for network communication, which outlines behavioral expectations when communicating or collaborating with others online, via e-mail, in chat rooms, or on discussion boards.
Exercise and Learning
We have all heard how regular exercise can contribute to better health and fitness, but did you know the benefits of a good workout can also improve your mood, memory, concentration, and intellect?
What is a Teaching Philosophy Statement ?
At some point during your academic journey, you will realize that the appropriate time has arrived to begin hunting for that teaching position you have so desired.
Developing Good Study Habits
Many students view studying as a chore, and people often put off completing their chores until it is impossible to procrastinate any longer. Creating good study habits is essential to achieving the best outcome during your educational journey.
Myths about Distance Learning
Though the popularity of distance learning has increased dramatically in the past decade, there are still some misconceptions about it.
Synchronous Versus Asynchronous Learning
Before you consider teaching or learning in a virtual environment, you should understand and compare the various types of environments available in distance-learning programs. The two main methods of learning and teaching online are synchronous and asynchronous.
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