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A virtual learning experience

Based on the University Affairs blog "Virtually Learning," this session provides future instructors with a sense of what they might expect during their first online teaching experience.

Career Corner 2011

Would you rather read what Adam has to say? Read his award-nominated blog, Virtually Learning.

Presenter: Adam Chapnick, deputy director of education at the Canadian Forces College and an associate professor of defence studies at the Royal Military College of Canada

The differences between online and in-person teaching (11:51)



0:00 - 3:18       
 Overview of how he came to be teaching an online course
3:19 - 5:43        Gauging class participation
5:44 - 6:41        The importance of class structure in an online setting
6:42 - 7:30        Good "net-etiquitte"
7:31 - 8:41        The importance of visuals and video
8:42 - 9:33        Tips for introducing readings to the class
9:34 - 10:25      Difficulties of online grading
10:26 - 11:51    Beware the burnout of online teaching

Technology and teaching, continued (14:47)



0:00 - 1:20      
  The technology restraints that are helpful to know in advance, re: bandwidth and video
1:21 - 3:01        Know the emergency management policy for if a server crashes
3:02 - 4:06        Be aware of your teaching outcomes and know your subject matter
4:07 - 5:30        Communication
5:31 - 12:35      How to conduct online discussions
12:36 - 14:47    Grading online work

The positives and negatives of teaching an online course (8:52)



0:00 - 2:32       
 Benefits
2:33 - 4:25        Drawbacks
4:26 - 6:36        Why online teaching isn't for everyone (especially for first time professors)
6:37 - 8:52        Course planning and "blended" learning

You can also read what Adam Chapnick has to say, click to read his award-nominated blog: Virtually Learning.

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