Within the TOOL framework, effective online teaching rests upon five requisite skills. These skills are learned by finding, exploring, and acquiring essential knowledge as well as cultivating, mastering, and honing necessary attitudes, qualities, and abilities.
Acting as a virtual valise, blogs can contain comments, as well as all manner of content the user creates (e.g., digital graphics, photographs, audio, and video). Maintaining a blog allows digital citizens a forum to share with others what thoughts, ideas, and artifacts. To learn more watch the following short Edublog/WordPress Multisite video, What is a blog?
Your blog will serve as a digital portfolio of your work through TOOLs Effective Online Teaching Course. Participants seeking verification will submit direct links to specific blog posts, along with an overall blog link for the GaVL Verifiers to evaluate. It is critical that you create a blog that is well organized, searchable and viewable by the public.
- Consider organizing your blog in the following way:
- Create categories for each of the five skills
- Title blog posts to align with quest number and title
Take a moment to view an example of a blog setup for the Effective Online Teaching Course. Example
Successful online educators consistently and appropriately participate in digital learning communities and develop a heightened understanding of the role citizenship, digital literacy, civility, and vigilance serve in effective online instruction.
Adept online educators exhibit the ability to navigate to and throughout digital learning spaces and management systems, including delivery methods, roles, LMS definitions, virtual classroom options, LMS tools and market, and trends within online learning environments.
Skilled online educators understand how to clearly, efficiently, and effectively communicate, and these instructors provide academically honest environments, where legal and ethical expectations are clearly transmitted. The effective online teacher understands the importance of communication standards, the role of the stakeholder, methods to develop news items, modes of providing authentic feedback, and the significance of synchronous learning in the online classroom.
The accomplished online educator unites a strong curriculum with effective teaching strategies to promote mastery, engage students, and impart knowledge. Developing a challenging online course requires planning, the incorporation of interactive web tools, and extensive knowledge of Open Educational Resource and Learning Object Authoring.
The effective online educator combines a number of diverse evaluation methods to promote active learning and mastery of skills. Furthermore, adept educators have a sound understanding of the importance of data and data analysis in today’s classrooms and rely on a multitude of data source to make informed decisions regarding curricula, student performance, and overall achievement.