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Lessons from the Virtual Classroom: The Realities of Online Teaching, 2nd Edition by Keith Pratt, Rena M. Palloff

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CHAPTER FIVE

TRANSFORMING COURSES FOR THE ONLINE CLASSROOM

As we meet with faculty around the country, we frequently find that both novices and seasoned instructors struggle with transforming a course that has been taught for years in the face-to-face classroom into one that will work well online. As we have stated previously, simply putting lecture material online is not the answer. Although current lecture-capture applications make this easy to do, we caution against this practice because lecturing online is not the best way to engage students at a distance. Indeed, instead of looking for ways to convert a course that has been successful in the face-to-face classroom, instructors are better served by approaching a course to be taught online ...

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