10 fundamentals of teaching online for faculty and instructors

Posted on December 5th, 2016

Tony Bates, author of the open textbook Teaching in a Digital Age, has compiled a series of guides for faculty and instructors looking to teach online. The guides address myths and misconceptions about online teaching to help instructors decide whether, and in which circumstances, they should teach online. The guides are based on Bates’ 40 years of experience teaching online and also draw on research as well as input from experienced online instructors. The 10 guides include an overview of online learning, a comparison with face-to-face teaching, a look at different kinds of online learning, and methods to effectively teach online.