This presentation was created for the TEACH Session – Online Classes, hosted by the Department of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Thank-you to the department for the invitation, and to my colleague, Dr. Martin Gaal, for co-facilitating.
Description: A fully developed online course is a very different beast from in-person classes or even classes delivered remotely. An online class has set content from which it is difficult to deviate. It has learning material that may differ from what you might normally introduce in an in-person class. It has learning outcomes and assessments built-in. Online classes can seem to break that connection between students and instructors. This session will introduce some best practices for teaching online classes and have a conversation about obstacles you might have faced.