This course will help you, an instructor, to use the newest best practices in teaching live virtual classes, with the aim to maximize student engagement, satisfaction, and learning. Throughout this course you will examine your assumptions about virtual teaching, and proceed through a series of engaging, self-paced, short video sessions with supplementary documents and exercises. You will finish the course with a new frame through which to consider virtual teaching, an understanding of fundamental best teaching principles, and practical new tactics to apply immediately in your virtual classes. The course is suited for any instructor who teaches live virtual class and wants to improve student engagement. This includes both new and experienced instructors. *Note: Thank you for your interest in a BCIT – Free Online Learning course. You are about to register for the course. If you are new to BCIT, you will first need to create a BCIT ID. Then, log in with your ID and password to register. Once registered, log in to learn.bcit.ca with your BCIT email address and password to access your online course. If you are new to BCIT, it may take up to 24 hours for your course access to become active. Because these are not credited courses, and you are not paying a fee, there may be student resources you come across that you are not entitled to access. This would include Student Aid and other financial assistance. Enjoy your learning and we’re happy to support your lifelong learning journey.
- Teaching experience
Below is one offering of MOOC 0500 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.
Start any time
- 52 weeks
- CRN 67561
Continuous Entry, Distance or Online
This is an online learning course. Start any time. You have 52 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Internet delivery format.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the current state of research in virtual student engagement
- Develop an understanding on fundamental best teaching practices
- Use practical new tactics in your course delivery
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021
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