User:Rewood/Teaching on the Web
Topics to be covered:
What makes for effective web-based teaching?
Goals: To be able to use the web as a means of conducting educational programs.
Skills needed: File Management, and a basic understanding of the HTML Level 1 skills.
Topics to be covered: What makes for effective web-based teaching? Design, evaluation and marketing.
- What makes for effective web-based teaching?
- Evaluate one of the following: String Figures http://home.eznet.net/~stevemd/stringar.html
- Creating Better Newsletters http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/it/itaids/online/cbn/
- Virtual Frog Dissection Kit http://george.lbl.gov/ITG.hm.pg.docs/dissect/dissect.html
- Cyber Savvy http://www.cybersavvy.org/
- What tools are available? What do you need to use them? What are the limitations?
- Animated GIFs
- Threaded Discussions
- CGI Scripts
- What is good web design?
- Identify the real problem or need.
- Identify the audience.
- Know what you expect them to learn.
- Use activities and methods that accomplish the objectives.
- Make sure it is accessible from browser your audience is using.
- Use colors to enhance the readability of the pages.
- Organize the site so it is easy to navigate.
- Pages should load quickly.
- Use graphics that serve an educational purpose, create interactivity or clarify a statement.
- How do I make it effective?
- Have a clear purpose.
- Keep it tightly focused.
- Engage the learner.
- Allow learners to react to situations.
- Create ways for learners to interact with each other and you.
- Give the learner a variety of teaching tools to choose from.
- Allow the learners to interact with the learning environment.
- Make appropriate use of a variety of media.
- Develop a team to teach online.
John Dorner, IV / North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service /