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Teaching Tips-Excerpts from Faculty Development Workshops

Best Practices for Online Teaching [PDF]

This article presents the results of the ongoing UMUC study, Best Online Instructional Practices. The best practices identified in the study have a high correlation with student success and retention. (Excerpted from Best Instructional Practices: Rethinking Your Online Teaching, 9/1/06)

The Art of Feedback [PDF]

This article examines how writing tone and the clarity of assignments can impact the type of feedback that faculty must give to students and how students receive this feedback. Tips are given for developing an effective online tone and preparing students for assignments with appropriate guidelines. This article helps faculty to create assignments and to give feedback so that students are more likely to produce quality work. (Excerpted from The Art of Feedback, 9/1/06)

Assignments and Activities for Online Courses [PDF]

This article provides tips for engaging students in meaningful activities and assignments.

Working with Small Groups [PDF]

This article discusses the advantages of group assignments and provides tips for managing study groups so that students believe that the work is fair and relevant to their real-life experience. Many effective strategies are given for the effective management of groups in the WebTycho classroom. (Excerpted from WebTycho Refresher: Focus on Using Study Groups, 9/1/06)