Module 1: The Landscape
In this module, you will explore the language of online learning, be introduced to the continuum of online course types, and listen to online student and faculty perspectives on online teaching and learning.
Our goals are to familiarize you with the basic terminology of online teaching and learning, give you a high-level overview of what it means to teach online within a SUNY Online teaching context, and provide resources that can help clear up common misconceptions and assumptions you may have about teaching online.
Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Define common terms related to online teaching and learning.
- Differentiate online course types.
- Recognize the benefits and challenges of teaching online.
- Relate to online student and faculty perspectives on teaching online.
THINGS TO DO AND REVIEW
- Explore the roles, and become an SUNY Online Fellow in the “Interested in Online-Enabled Education“, or in the “Friend of SUNY” roles.
- Explore the definitions of related terms featured in the Learning Term Dictionary
- Discover the continuum of online course types.
- Download the “5 Reasons to Teach Online” mini infographic poster.
- Hear online students talk about their online learning experiences, and listen to perspectives from online faculty on the benefits of teaching online.
- Review the “10 Myths About Teaching Online” video.
- Check your knowledge by taking the Module 1: Check Your Understanding quiz.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
In the online discussions for this module, you will explore common issues and concerns that faculty have about teaching online. Join the conversation here: SUNY Online Teaching Community Facebook group.
How to join the conversation.