Magna Online Seminars

How to Orient New Instructors to an Online Course FAST!

Featured Higher Education Presenter: Jennifer Berghage

Help new online instructors avoid “deer in the headlights” moments

(And cut down on the calls to the Help Desk!)

Even in a bricks-and-mortar classroom, new instructors can struggle to find their footing. When you throw in the technological and other challenges of an online classroom, those struggles are magnified. Instructors can get overwhelmed; student satisfaction can plummet as a result, and with it, the reputation of your program.

You can help instructors adapt smoothly to a new online environment by building a strong orientation program for them. And you can get a wealth of strategies to help you do so in a new online seminar coming April 14.

In How to Orient New Instructors to an Online Course FAST!, Jennifer Berghage, instructional designer at Penn State’s World Campus, will share three highly effective orientation tools:

Instructor tip sheets

  • What they are
  • How to use them
  • The right way to create them

Rubrics and answer keys

  • How they can help instructors
  • What they should look like
  • Which to use for assignments and which for exams
  • How to gain faculty buy-in for answer keys

Website walk-throughs

  • Which technologies to use
  • How long to make them
  • How they’ll help your instructors

You can use the ideas you’ll gather in this information-packed, 75-minute audio presentation to help you:

  • Build instructors’ confidence and competence.
  • Maintain a high level of institutional quality for students.
  • Reduce calls to the Help Desk.

Who will benefit from this seminar?

  • Distance ed administrators
  • Instructional designers
  • Administrators and managers of online education

Help make sure your new instructors are prepared, not panic-stricken. Share this seminar with them today!

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