Important Ideas to Carry Forward

  1. instructor presence
  2. video introductions
  3. discussion forums
  4. don’t overload students with assignments/learning activities – consider the amount of time it takes to do each assignment and for the instructor to mark
  5. use clear rubrics for marking
  6. Q&A forum
  7. variety of learning activities
  8. educreations
  9. brainshark
  10. crosswords and other games
  11. address potential barriers to online learning
  12. keep course looking organized and easy to navigate
  13. keep quality guidelines in mind
  14. consider a combination of individual and group assignments
  15. ??team building assignment at beginning of course??
  16. definitely include an introduction forum post to get to know students and let them get to know one another.
  17. case studies for pharmacology and health promotion – work on in a pair, group or individually
  18. utilize online resources. Have students refer to specific resources to answer questions, etc… Make these as relevant as possible – something that they may need to refer to once they graduate as nurses.

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