Teaching Excellence Seminar:
Strategies for Surviving, Balancing Expectations & Assuring Quality Online
Director of Faculty Development, Penn State World Campus
January 22, 2009
The online teaching and learning environment has caused a re-examination of many facets of the educational process. Three primary issues raised by faculty teaching online concern the potential increase demands of time and energy, the definition of what is expected in their role as instructor, and the assurance of being involved in a quality online educational experience. During this session we explored each of these three dimensions and offered concrete solutions. Additionally, participants engaged and interacted to generate new strategies for online success!
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Topic Relevant Information
- Strategies for Surviving, Balancing Expectations & Assuring Quality Online (PDF). These are the presentation slides from the seminar.
- Penn State Quality Assurance e-Learning Design Standards (PDF)
- Operational Performance Guidelines for the On-line Instructor (PDF)
- Effective Workload Management Strategies for the Online Environment - Executive Summary (PDF)
- Using Flip Videos (PDF)
About the Presenter
Larry Ragan, Director of Faculty Development for Penn State's World Campus, is charged with directing the design and development of systems and services to meet the professional training needs of the online and blended educator. Dr. Ragan has taught in the online classroom for nine years and has experience with integrating a wide range of electronic media technologies into the instructional process in order to create dynamic, student-centered learning systems. Dr. Ragan is a frequent workshop coordinator and has presented internationally on the topics of instructional design, multimedia development, faculty development issues and instructional design for distance education. Dr. Ragan has also served as the co-director of the EDUCAUSE Institute for Learning Technologies Leadership Program.