Book – Online Teaching in K-12 (May 2016)

Online Teaching in K-12 Models, Methods, and Best Practices for Teachers and Administrators Edited by Sarah Bryans-Bongey and Kevin J. Graziano Foreword by Norman Vaughan “Offers strong guidance for leaders and educators shaping the future of K–12 online education by providing practical, research-based approaches for high-quality, effective online instruction.” —Susan Patrick, president...

Readability Test

At what grade level is your online course aimed? Is it senior high school or elementary? Researchers have been concerned about the readability of content that high school students are reading in different subject levels (Hittleman & Robinson, 1975). Hittleman & Robinson, (1975) suggest that rewriting the content may not be a solution because the concept loads were above the readers understanding...

Where do you get your content?

Twelve steps for making the content relevant, up-to-date, and appropriate to student level. (These are from Online Course Improvement Program from New Mexico State University.) Verify content, materials, and resources align to learning objectives. Verify content, materials, and resources relate to the course. Properly cite resources and materials including copyright. Confirm materials and resources...