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Online Te​aching Success

Online faculty know the challenges that can exist in an online learning environment. Some challenges are not that different from a face-to-face learning environment, but others are unique to the virtual environment.

At COD we are committed to improving our retention and success rates in online courses. And while there is no "perfect" answer to how we can improve student success, there are things we can be aware of and address as work strive to improve online education.

"A Return to​ Best Practices for Teaching Online"​

Here are 14 "Best Practices" for online teaching, based off the updated edition of the book The Online Teaching Survival Guide​.

"Unpacking the Pr​oblem of Unmotivated Online Students"

This article from ​​EdSurge explores the idea of how motivational aspects can be developed into a  well designed online course. If we create courses with "connected explanations and examples," how could we better meet student need?

Accessibil-IT: Interactin​g With IT Vendors

It is important that faculty ensure accessibility for all students in their courses. Unfortunately, publishers are not required to provide accessible resources and faculty often assume that the course materials coming from publishers are accessible. This article from ​TechEdge has tips for working with publishers to ensure accessible materials for all!

Student Uses and P​erception​​s of Closed Captions & Transcripts​

In a world where close to 100% of courses include some video content, find out why captioning those videos helps all students!

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