Promising Practices in Online Teaching and Learning by Keith Restine

This course was created as a part of the TWU Online Course Development Program. Participants in the program will be working with instructional designers to design and develop their first distance course for TWU. Don't worry, you aren't expected to complete this course immediately. We have intentionally spread the work in the course over the academic year so you can work on this new course as you get time.

We will provide you information and the opportunity to practice certain skills using Blackboard before we go much further. Once you feel comfortable with Blackboard, you will move to design certain parts of your course that you can do immediately (even if you don't know exactly what you will be teaching). We will work on your course menu, general information to provide requirements and expectations to students, and a skeleton of your course structure. Our goal is to complete these over the summer to allow you to concentrate on course development during the fall and spring semesters.