About Online Courses Overview


How does the online environment impact teaching? How is teaching online different than teaching face-to-face courses? What knowledge, skills, and technologies are needed to transition to online?

These questions are explored and answered in the “About Online Courses” Quick-Start topics. Overall, the aim is to provide a foundation to build upon in developing knowledge and skills in online teaching. Review the following important topics to learn more:

  • The Online Environment explores why the environment is significant, the increase in online courses, and what a quality online course is.
  • Online Instructor Roles explains the managerial, social, pedagogical, and technical roles instructors need to juggle.
  • Transitioning to Online presents information and resources about what makes a successful instructor as well as what makes a successful course.

Each of these brief topics provide an overview along with practical strategies and useful resources. If you want to explore further, links to recommended self-directed courses are also provided at the end of each topic.

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