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Online Teaching and Learning
Online teaching and learning is defined as courses offered, either real-time (synchronously) or anywhere (asynchronously), via the internet. At NDSU, all online courses are offered using the learning management system, Blackboard.
NDSU is expanding its presence in the online community by offering more courses and programs for students. Online courses are developed and taught using methods and strategies that are designed to engage and motivate students.
The Online Instructor Guide provides methods to design, develop and teach online courses. The Online Student Guide provides a variety of resources to help students navigate the online environment and provides tips on how to be a successful online learner. The Online Teaching Technology Hub uses the pedagogy first and technology second model and organizes into categories of learning outcomes.
Teaching online and learning online is different from the traditional face-to-face model. Courses take time to be designed, developed, and taught. Several best practices for instructors include instructor presence, learning objectives by week/unit, clear expectations, and student engagement,
For students to be successful in an online course, recommendations are to create your own schedules, ask questions, keep track of your progress, actively engage, and stay motivated.
Learn More/How To's
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- How do online courses work?
- Can I earn a degree totally online?
- Are online courses as effective as face-to-face?
- Where do I get help with technology questions?