Online Instructor Roles – Pedagogical Role

The pedagogical role includes a wide range of tasks (e.g., instructional, intellectual, and content-based) that contribute to the students’ understanding and application of course content as well as the development of their critical thinking skills.

It involves:

  • Selecting, refining, and regularly updating course materials
  • Writing clear learning objectives and aligning the course materials, activities, and assessments with those objectives
  • Designing online discussions and activities
  • Stimulating critical thinking and reflection by using questions and probes
  • Assessing student work and providing timely feedback
  • Referring students to online support services for tutoring, advising, library resources, and other help

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