Event Title

Teaching Natural Resources Courses Online

Location

Legends Room

Event Website

http://uenr.warnercnr.colostate.edu

Start Date

23-3-2012 3:15 PM

End Date

23-3-2012 5:15 PM

Description

This panel will focus on the components and “best practices” of an online lesson “module” in a Natural Resources course. The presenters will address common assumptions about online courses, including the idea that online lessons are simply repositories of readings and assignments, or pre-recorded lectures. While online courses certainly include these elements, instructors may choose from a wealth of activities (including fieldwork and in-service assignments) and materials (video, interactive Flash animations) that encourage student engagement, concept application and synthesis, time-on-task, and critical thinking. This panel will be comprised of four parts: 1. A short presentation covering the elements of a lesson module for an online natural resources course; 2. A discussion of “best practices” and pedagogical research; 3. Informal comments by a Natural Resources faculty member who is currently teaching online; and, 4. An open forum for audience questions and comments.

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Citation: Johnson, D, Bruyere, B. 2012. Teaching Natural Resources Courses Online. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/9thBiennial/Workshops/2/

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Mar 23rd, 3:15 PM Mar 23rd, 5:15 PM

Teaching Natural Resources Courses Online

Legends Room

This panel will focus on the components and “best practices” of an online lesson “module” in a Natural Resources course. The presenters will address common assumptions about online courses, including the idea that online lessons are simply repositories of readings and assignments, or pre-recorded lectures. While online courses certainly include these elements, instructors may choose from a wealth of activities (including fieldwork and in-service assignments) and materials (video, interactive Flash animations) that encourage student engagement, concept application and synthesis, time-on-task, and critical thinking. This panel will be comprised of four parts: 1. A short presentation covering the elements of a lesson module for an online natural resources course; 2. A discussion of “best practices” and pedagogical research; 3. Informal comments by a Natural Resources faculty member who is currently teaching online; and, 4. An open forum for audience questions and comments.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/9thBiennial/Workshops/2