Your Professional Development Power Point Review your work over the course of this term. Create a short PowerPoint that you could deliver as professional
Review your work over the course of this term. Create a short PowerPoint that you could deliver as professional development to a new group of online teachers. Be sure to use the new skills that you have acquired and the new ideas that you’ve encountered to teach other instructors how to teach online. As a presentation, your PowerPoint should represent your cumulative understanding of the course content and include best practices that each online faculty member should follow when communicating with students. Use the notes area of the PowerPoint to include your script, and make sure the slides are visually dynamic. This professional development presentation should provide a new online teacher with solid, actionable recommendations gathered from the media, readings, and resources that you’ve engaged with over the term.
Attached all 5 MODULES during course
Effective and Ineffective Online Instruction
Online teaching being quite different from in-person teaching requires some essential expertise to effectively communicate and impart knowledge to the students. The three most important characteristics of an effective online instructor are as under:
Communication Skills and command over language:
Since the teacher is not directly facing the audience (students) in the case of online teaching, the use of expressions and gestures is almost nullified. The instructor must have complete command of the language so that effective communication is ensured. The instructor should also be aware of the possible modes that might be used to serve the purpose of teaching. For example, if during a class, the students are not able to understand the instructions, the teacher should understand that the communication may be improved by sending some written instructions to students or recording a short audio or video message which may better explain all the instructions.
2)Ability to engage students
Maintaining the interest of the students has always been a challenge for the teachers in conventional as well as in the online mode of teaching. The teacher must be equipped with the skillset to keep the students engaged in the class through their creativity and inclusive way of teaching. In the conventional method where there was direct interaction between students and teachers, and the teacher could directly always look at all the students, it was convenient for the teacher to know which student needs more attention, but in the online mode of teaching different skills are required by a teacher to make sure that the students are properly involved.
3)Supportive Personal Qualities
An effective online teacher is always encouraging and adaptable. Lack of encouragement may result in the students not being able to ask the questions freely and with the suppressed state of mind, the whole purpose of imparting education will fade away. For instance, a student may not be confident or comfortable enough to ask a certain question if the teacher has not been able to build a sound relationship with the student. The student may end up asking the question from his fellow students instead of asking the teacher. In such situations the teacher should make sure to address individual students as well as the whole class to let them know that there are several questions asked by different students, to let them know that they are not alone who could not understand some parts properly.
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