Serendipity and Online Teaching – Week 5 (shortly followed by Week 6) of #9x9x25


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For this week’s 9x9x25 post, which is technically last week’s, but I was busy with other things, I was very lucky to have stumbled in to a request from “recently given a great new open assignment” Jim Luke who is now the Open Learning Faculty Fellow at Lansing Community College in Michigan. This in addition to his amazing teaching in economics. Hearty congratulations Jim! But I digress. Jim was looking for some fresh material to support faculty member professional development in the practice of online teaching. I remembered that SUNY system had just shared a nice suite of online teaching recommendations modules here:

Then more great news, suggestions from Maha Bali, A. Michael Berman, and Autumn Caines. Here’s a starter reading list of good things to think about when thinking about teaching online:

Matt Crosslin book

Creating Online Learning Experiences – Simple Book Publishing
This book provides an updated look at issues that comprise the online learning experience creation process. As online learning evolves, the lines and distinctions between various classifications of courses has blurred and often vanished. Classic elements of instructional design remain relevant at the same time that newer concepts of learning experience are growing in importance. However, problematic issues new and old still have to be addressed. This handbook explores many of these topics for new and experienced designers alike, whether creating traditional online courses, open learning experiences, or anything in between.

Michelle Pacansky-Brock course – Humanizing Online Learning

Humanizing online teaching and learning has been an organic outcome of my own online teaching. In 2003, when I started teaching online, my classes felt disconnected to me. I didn’t know who my students were and I knew they didn’t know me as a real person either. I knew that my personality and the ways…

Whitney Kilgore (editor) Humanmooc book

The book is a collection of chapters written by the participants of a free open course on the Canvas Open Network entitled Humanizing Online Instruction. In the course a variety of methods for increasing presence in online courses were shared in this multi-institutional, international, online professional learning opportunity.

DigPINS – Digital Pedagogy, Identity, Networks, and Scholarship

This is a connectivist approach to creating online community as a precursor to online course development. We have put the content online under a Creative Commons license so that anyone can grab it or fork it or do what you would like with it – though the content is only 1/2 of it as the real focus is on connecting and communicating online. Check it out and let us know if you would like to connect about it

Digital Pedagogy Identity Networks and Scholarship

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