Lesson 2

In Lesson 1, we looked at the tasks related to preparing your online course for the coming semester. Now we will turn our attention to the crucial first week of class and to the types of activities you will be engaged in as you teach your course on a daily basis. Specifically, this lesson will address:

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  1. Modeling Effective Online Interaction
  2. Monitoring Student Progress And Encourage Lagging Students
  3. Promoting Active Learning Online
  4. Assessing Student Learning
  5. Building Opportunities For Student Collaboration
  6. Strategies for Sustaining Students' Motivation

Lesson 2 Deliverable

At the end of Lesson 2, you will create a student activity and assessment plan for your course that you will post to our discussion forum in order to get feedback from your peers in this course. Likewise, you will be asked to review the plans that others post and provide them with your own feedback. Detailed instructions for this activity will be provided later in this lesson.

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