Certainly, many instructors teach online courses. (You may be among their number!) Some teach a fully online course while also continuing to lead classes on campus. Others may teach a hybrid course, with some portions taking part in a classroom or lab, and other aspects facilitated online. But have you wondered how many instructors teach exclusively in the online setting?
According to a survey recently conducted by Cengage Learning, 14% of participants now teach their courses entirely online. Does this finding surprise you? Does this seem like a reality at your campus, within your college system, or among your peers? Are you feeling the need to better prepare yourself for the experience of teaching online?
If so, you may be interested in learning what’s worked well—and what hasn’t—for other instructors and their students. In Cengage Learning’s new report, “Making the Transition to a More Digitally Focused Course Experience,” we discuss the findings of our Digital Learning in the Classroom survey. Over one thousand students, instructors, and college faculty members discussed their preferences, methods, and observed results as they pertain to the experience of integrating the use of technology into their courses—their insights may give you a picture of the opportunities that await you in the online setting. We also share some tips that will help you increase student engagement through the use of technology.
»Download the white paper, Making the Transition to a More Digitally Focused Learning Experience.
What is currently your primary mode of teaching? If you exclusively teach online, how has this changed your teaching experience? What advice would you offer to an instructor who will be teaching an increased number of online courses in the future? Share your comments below.