Seven Principles to Improve Student Success in Your Online Class

Faculty members who are new to online teaching often struggle with how to engage their students in the learning process. While some aspects of teaching need to be adjusted when moving from a face-to-face course to an online course, many proven principles can be transferred with just a little tweaking.

Chickering and Gamson’s “Seven Principles for Good Practice” is a framework for good practice that transitions easily from the face-to-face classroom to the online classroom. Based on twenty years of research, these principles have held up as best practices since they were originally published in 1989.

In this session, you will learn the basics of the “Seven Principles” as well as specific strategies, techniques, and tools for applying these seven principles in your online course.

After completing the session, you will be able to:

  • Explain the “Seven Principles of Good Practice” by Chickering and Gamson;
  • Describe ways the “Seven Principles” can be applied to the online environment; and
  • Select appropriate strategies, techniques, and tools to practice the “Seven Principles” in your teaching.

Session Date

  • 1-28-2015

    Wednesday, 12-2pm
    Delphi Center Lab

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Presenter Bio

Beth Case, M.Ed., M.A., is program manager for Digital, Emerging, and Assistive Technologies at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. She has two Master’s degrees, one in Clinical Psychology and one in Instructional Technology. She is also completing her dissertation for a doctoral degree in Instructional Technology. Prior to returning to graduate school, Beth worked in postsecondary disability services for 13 years. Her background in both disability services and instructional technology prepares her for helping faculty make online courses accessible to students with disabilities. She stays on top of emerging trends in using technology in education and enjoys sharing that knowledge with others.

Aimee Greene, M.S., is assistant director for instructional design and technology at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. Aimee has a B.S. in Special Education and an M.S. in Instructional Technology both from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Aimee combines her previous instructional design, project management and facilitation experience to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of web-based instruction to lead the Instructional Design and Technology team. She collaborates with subject-matter experts to define content and develop online courses for the Delphi Center. Aimee also has experience in face-to-face and online course delivery facilitation as a faculty member in the Education Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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