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Quality Teaching Online Resources and Tips

These resources and tip collections provide guidance to support programs and instructors in implementing quality teaching online.


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  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to teaching that works to create equal opportunities for all learners.
  • Student Engagement: Student engagement has to do with students’ meaningful involvement in their own learning that incorporates behavioral, emotional, and cognitive aspects.
  • Safety: Internet safety means protecting oneself and others from online difficulties that may jeopardize personal information, lead to unsafe communications, or even affect an individual’s mental health and well-being.
  • Goals Objectives Outcomes: Defining and writing goals, objectives, and learning outcomes in adult education benefits both learners and instructors.
  • Feedback: Providing effective and supportive feedback is critical to supporting learners in achieving their goals.
  • Distance Education: Understanding the terminology for adult distance education programs in Virginia can help minimize confusion and establish unified norms.
  • Digital Literacy: These tips help with getting learners started regarding their access and building digital literacy skills.
  • Course Set Up: Knowing where and how to start when setting up an online course can greatly improve the learner experience.
  • Building Community: An online community helps motivate students, fosters learning, and gives learners a sense of belonging.
  • Accessibility: Creating accessible content is not just for individuals with disabilities. The aim of accessible content is improved access for all.
  • Netiquette: Netiquette is a word that describes the do’s and don’ts of online communicating. Basic courtesy and common sense are generally the rule of the day when communicating whether face-to-face or through the Internet.
  • Materials Technologies: Choosing the right materials that are level-appropriate, aligned to student goals, standards-aligned, and accessible to learners are important to supporting student outcomes.

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