Sign, sealed, delivered (online!) Creating a contract for pedagogical requirements in an online course
Concurrent Session 4
It’s apples and oranges when it comes to the differences between teaching online and teaching on-campus. Online teaching requires a bit more finesse than just showing up, but how do you get instructors to recognize and comply with the online learning environment needs? Make it a part of the contract!
The way a student learns in a classroom has not changed in hundreds of years. The online classroom requires a different pedagogical approach. This session will review the contractual teaching agreements focused on the pedagogical requirements of an online class. This session will review the “Course Requirements” established for all online course instructors such as expectations for the syllabus, creating and posting expectations of interactions between instructor and students, instructor’s availability and responsiveness, and other notable features for a successful delivery of an online course.
Identify commom improvements needed in online course development and teaching.
Analyze policies established at NYU which standardize and formalize the online course development process.
Judge whether there are gaps in existing policies which require revisions to meet pedagogical needs.
Revise current policies to establish appropriate requirements for guiding faculty through the development and teaching expectations.
Interactivity for session:
Participants will share their institutions faculty requirements and provide feedback for challenging areas.
Questions from participants will be taken as well.