Teaching my first online course teaching Note

By Kristopher A. Nelson
in January 2018

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Spring of 2018 will be the first time I’ve taught a course completely online.

Please note that this post is from 2018. Evaluate with care and in light of later events.

Although I’ve been involved in online instruction since the first dot-com bubble burst back in the day, I’ve always been a skeptic: how could online instruction possibly replace the interactivity of live in-person teaching?

I’m deploying various tools to try to replicate some of the back-and-forth, spontenaity, and challenge: live video streams with chat (that I will do at a variety of times to accommodate various schedules), recorded videos, discussion rooms with directed questions, online quizzes, essays…

But nonetheless this is the first time I’ve done my own course completely online. We shall see how it goes!