Pedagogical Best Practices for Online and Blended Courses

  • Pedagogy is central to blended and online courses.

    What are considered the best practices for online and blended learning? More and more students are opting for online courses. Research and experience suggest that best practices contribute to efficient and satisfying teaching and learning experience for both faculty and students. Using best practices can help develop confidence, comfort, and experience in teaching online.

    Technology plays such a powerful role in the life of today’s students. Face-to-face courses do not always meet students needs through classroom-based instruction alone. Enter online and blended learning—these increasingly popular methods of combining face-to-face and online instruction is helping schools boost student achievement and maximize limited resources. Faculty finds using best practices can help develop confidence, comfort, and experience in teaching online. 

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