Here are 10 quick tips to make online teaching better, from an expert in online learning.
Record your classes
Recording your classes can be super helpful. It means you can watch them later if you miss something or want to review.
Show your face
It helps students connect with you and makes it more personal.
Keep activities short
It's easier for everyone to stay focused and learn better that way.
Test out links before using them in class
Before you share any website links or videos in class, make sure they work properly. That way, there won't be any surprises during your lesson.
Use existing resources
ou can use resources that are already out there, like videos and articles, to help with your teaching. You can use pre-developed resources available online and provide students with clickable links.
Give specific instructions
It makes it easier for students to understand what they need to do. When you provide more than two resources, label them in the order you want students to approach them.
Provide interactive activities
Moodle, Edmodo, Blackboard, Wordwall, Quizlet, and many more. Learn how to use them.
Let students take control
Encourage students to use the communication tools they prefer. Let them ask questions and share their ideas.
Be yourself and personal
It makes the class more enjoyable, and students can relate to you better.
Be on time
Always be on time for your online classes. It shows that you respect your students' time and are ready to teach them.