Category: Best Practices

5 Effective Ways to Communicate Expectations Online

Just like in a traditional classroom, a clear understanding of expectations is essential in a online student’s ability to excel in a course. Effective communication of these expectations is especially important because online students do not have face-to-face interaction with professors through which they can understand what they need to do.

Here are five ways to structure your online course so that expectations are made clear at the beginning and throughout the semester.

Top 10 Ways to Battle Procrastination

Students regularly fall prey to procrastination. Since most online learning is done entirely at home (or wherever else one chooses to work), it is especially important for e-learners to be prepared to tackle procrastination.
Here are 10 tips to beat procrastination:

Facilitating Rich Discussion Board Participation

Discussion Board Participation

On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, Touro College held a webinar for online faculty and administration as part of a series of webinars for professional development of online faculty. On the webinar, Dr. Gail Bell-Baptiste, Chair of the NYSCAS Education Department, shared tips and tricks for facilitating rich discussion board participation.

Here is a list of discussion board tips mentioned on the webinar. Some of these tips were contributed by the faculty members participating in the webinar.