Online Teaching Styles
Students access at their own pace the reading materials and/or video clips that are placed by the instructor on an online site such as Moodle.
- The instructor and students do not interact simultaneously.
- The instructor prepares reading materials and/or video clips beforehand and uploads them to Moodle. Students are required to access and learn the materials regularly (e.g.,weekly).
- As for making video clips, you can use an application named “Kaltura,” which is embedded within Moodle. If you have a computer with a camera, you can give a lecture facing the camera, record the video, and upload the video clip to Moodle. If your computer doesn’t have a camera, talk to the staff in CTL for other options.
- By using functions within Moodle, you can engage in discussions with students. You can have students submit comments to you as well (similar to a comment sheet).
You meet your students online at designated times and give lectures while your students are watching and listening to you in real time.
- The instructor can use applications such as “Zoom” or “Google Hangouts Meet.” The instructor and students can see and hear each other.
- The instructor sits in front of a computer with a camera either in his/her office or at his/her home.
- Students can be at home or at other places and watch the lecture and ask questions.
- The instructor can upload other resources such as reading materials to Moodle.
- If you have more than 30 students in your class, synchronous online teaching may be difficult unless you are very experienced.