Week Seven


Essential Question: How can we support students in being successful in our online course? 

Week Seven Objectives:

The reading and activities this week will assist you in:

  • 3.c. Coach teachers in and model use of online and blended learning, digital content, and collaborative learning networks to support and extend student learning.

Week Seven Preparation: 

  • Read Chapter Seven in Distance Education: A Systems View of Online Learning, 3rd Edition
  • Supplement this reading with at least 3 additional resources.

About the Week

When students take an online course, we can’t just stand back and hope they will be successful! Nor can we expect every student will know what to expect. We must help students know what we will need them to do as a part of the course. These requirements should be quite transparent. Students deserve to know their potential for success, potential skills gaps, and learning curve prior to enrolling in the class. This week we will think about the skills that are needed, and how we can make sure our students have their best opportunity for success.

Please create your initial blog entry, due on Thursday. 

Interact with others from Thursday through Sunday to extend their understanding. It is important that you share resources and ideas that will influence the learning of others.

Finally, on Sunday, create a reflection of the week, focusing on the new ideas you have encountered and the way you might implement these ideas in practice. Be certain to also note the way that you impacted the learning of others in the class.


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