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How to help your students be better online learners

We know that students learn better in all types of courses when they are designed to promote active learning. Instead of thinking about your online course as a lecture course online, think of it as an active learning classroom online to help your students engage and be successful. Here’s our list of important tips from […]

UGA Online launches new faculty resources website

UGA Online offers many great resources for faculty that can now be found more easily on a new online faculty resources website. The experience has been streamlined and well-organized for anyone who visits the new site. The rapid transition period in the spring and then over the summer provided the insight to help UGA Online […]

A Shift in Perspective–Facilitating Learning Online

A motivated group of UGA School of Social Work faculty became the first students in a new online course designed by the Office of Online Learning, Facilitating Adult Learning Online. The big motivating factor was the upcoming Fall launch of UGA’s new online Master of Social Work degree, the first fully online MSW to be offered in Georgia.

Making Online Courses Accessible For Everyone

Technology has made vast improvements in the lives of people with disabilities. However, with new technology, accessibility has often been overlooked. In the world of online education, more efforts have been made for professors and instructional designers to make courses accessible for all.  It is vital that online educators work together to ensure everyone is […]

The Role of the Instructional Designer

Posted on by Nancy Byron

In this increasingly digital age, the need for educators to understand technology has become paramount to keeping up with the pace of modern education. With the advent of touch pads, mobile computer labs, and customizable tech, the decision to solely stick to pen and paper could be at the detriment of students.  Obviously, this is […]