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Pedagogical Issues for Online Courses

The purpose of this section is to provide an overview of pedagogical factors associated with online education. This is by no means a comprehensive guide; rather, it provides a succinct look at some of the larger pedagogical issues associated with online education. Related External Resources, in the column to the right, provide links to other information sources regarding the pedagogy of online education.

Topics covered in this section (click on the section title to the left): These topics relate to teaching and learning in any realm. The focus here will be on how these topics relate to teaching/learning online.

The Seven Principles: An overview of the "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" by Chickering and Gamson (1987), and later articles by Chickering and Ehrmann in regard to how teaching practices and technology can be used to support the seven principles.

Bloom's Taxonomy: An overview of the taxonomy of Benjamin Bloom, and how the associated concepts can be applied to learning/teaching in an online setting.

Initial Steps in Course Design and Course Presentation Tools: These modules are a good primer on planning an online course, based on Susan Ko and Steve Rosen's book: Teaching Online: A Practical Guide.

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