Instructional Preparation for Course Delivery
In developing a distance education course, the core content remains basically the same, although presenting often takes more advance preparation than it does for traditional courses. When planning course material, regardless of the medium, the instructor should consider the needs for the course. It is important to focus on the learning process. One of the goals is to create an environment that facilitates collaboration among students and to assist the learner in creating new knowledge. IVN encourages instructors not to rely solely on lecture as a format for delivering material. Creativity thrives and technology provides instructors with the opportunity to incorporate a variety of pedagogical strategies.
Work with your campus IVN site coordinator regarding:
- Classroom logistics — the distribution of materials for the course, examination procedures, student services and/or other special needs specific to the course
Instructional Video Clips – Best Practices
These clips are provided by IVN Instructors to assist you in developing your course and presentation:
- New Instructor Guide to Teaching Over IVN – Brittany Hagen, Mayville State University
- Course Design: An Overview of the Backwards Design Model – Ann Clapper, NDSU