Through this website, faculty who are either new or experienced online instructors can learn from other experienced online faculty about how to design, develop, and teach online courses. Instructional overview videos and topic-focused interview videos and tip sheets are provided on a variety of topics. As more faculty share their evolving experiences in online teaching, this site will continue to grow.

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About This Project

This project is a collaboration of three institutional partners: University of Wisconsin-Extension, Division of Continuing Education, Outreach & E-Learning; University of California, Irvine, Distance Learning Center; and University of Washington, Professional & Continuing Education. These three organizations are part of a larger group of institutions that work together on a wide range of online learning initiatives.

Representatives from the three universities met to develop a platform for faculty to share their online teaching experiences with other faculty. The result is this website that showcases how experienced online faculty design, develop, and teach online courses. A collection of instructional overview videos and topic-focused interview videos and tip sheets provide answers to the following questions:

  1. Where do I start?
  2. What happens to my lecture?
  3. What will my course look like?
  4. How do I communicate with my students?
  5. How do students communicate with each other?
  6. How do I check for understanding in an online course?
  7. How do I grade online discussions?
  8. How do I keep students engaged online?

New to Online Teaching?

Here you can find answers to key questions related to designing, developing, and teaching online courses. Click a question to dive in, or follow the sequence to gain a more comprehensive understanding.

An image of a person who is new to online teaching and confused.

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Click the “Meet the Faculty” button below to browse our list of faculty and review their experiences.

Meet the Faculty