16 Answers to Your Questions about Teaching OnlinePublished on By SAGESource: -online/, Retrieved on 30 Nov. 2020Free resources drawn from social and behavioral scienceThe call for ‘social distancing’ in the wake of the coronavirus and itsattendant COVID-19 disease has seen schools and universities around theworld hurriedly attempting to turn their physical classrooms into virtualones. While this may be best immediate reaction from an epidemiologicalpoint of view, from a pedagogic perspective, it has left instructorsdesperately trying to retrofit and reformat their courses while trying not tounduly disadvantage large numbers of their students. As a means ofsupporting those attempting to do their best under trying circumstances,SAGE Publishing has drawn from its large body of published and peer-reviewed research to offer the resources below — free of charge — to serveteachers and students around the world.Index:The BasicsMeeting Student NeedsMeeting Course Requirements Tools Other Considerations 1
Editor’s Note: SAGE’s Methods Guru, Janet Salmons, has also drawn fromSAGE’s large body of published research to create a resource for those whoare making the switch to online classes. Rooted in theory, suggestions andresources can be found in the post here: ‘Making a Sudden Transition toTeaching Online: Suggestions and Resources.’UPDATE: The journal TEACHING Exceptional Children‘s special issue on onlinelearning for special education teachers has been opened for free access. Clickhere to read those papers.The BasicsWhat is online learning and what can I expect compared to face-to-face situations?“Research on Online Education,”by Daria S. LaFave from The SAGEEncyclopedia of Online Educationedited by Steven L. DanverThis introduction to online education from 2016 provides an overview of theteaching landscape, sharing different research on the topic. The entrydiscusses how face-to-face and online environments compare, particularlywith regards to learning outcomes, instructional design, and instructionaleffectiveness. Valuable insight is also shared on how to better understandonline learners.What are the different types of online learning? Which is best for mycourse?“E-Learning and Blended Learning,”by Helen Ritchie from Storytelling, part of2
the SAGE Video collectionThere are different ways to structure an online course: an instructor can letstudents review materials on their own time, use video conferencing tolivestream a lecture, or implement hands-on “classroom” sessions. Thisvideo discusses different approaches and how they can be combined.