Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online

Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online

A New Paradigm

Schools all across the country (and globally) are closed. Administrators and teachers are faced with the daunting task of having to move traditional face-to-face courses online.  Students are trying to stay connected with their classmates and their peers. They are seeking (demanding) interactive content that is stimulating and informative. You may be feeling overwhelmed in the wake of what feels like a massive problem that requires enormous effort. We find ourselves sitting in the “in-between” space of the traditional way of learning and a new way that is still unclear. 

What now? 

Leaving the Comfort Zone footsteps to where the magic happensStart from wherever you are! The time is now. It is safe to say, education will be forever impacted and online learning will expand and be part of the “new normal.” Starting now will not only ensure student learning continues but will also provide students with a sense of connection in uncertain times. You may be concerned that you are not an expert and your efforts will be ineffective. We believe that all educators have the capacity to make a successful shift to online.  Taking steps now will keep you and your students ahead of the rapidly changing reality of education that our current circumstances are demanding. 

Rest assured, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

At CourseArc, we understand your situation and the challenges you currently face. With our knowledge and expertise, we will guide you through the transition from the “in-between” onto the journey to teaching and learning online. We have identified 5 main steps that share insight on the challenges, provide solutions, and share resources to guide you on your journey to a fully online education.

Map with footsteps

  1. Triage / Planning – What resources do you already have? What does “readiness” look like?
  2. Rapid Development of Online Content – How can you quickly and effectively deploy high-quality, engaging content that is compliant?
  3. Ongoing Support – What community and professional resources can help you stay on track and get peer support when you need it
  4. Evaluation – How do you know what you are doing is working? How do you evaluate performance?
  5. Planning for the Future – What does this new way look like and what can we learn from this experience to help us in the future?

We are all in this together! Do not hesitate to take advantage of free resources from some of the most successful online educators, such as Michigan Virtual, who offers a rubric for readiness and other free resources, and Idaho Digital Learning Alliance, who offers recorded webinars and resources any teacher can utilize.

Our Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online series takes you through each step to get your coursework fully online. Check out the steps below:

Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Step 5

CourseArc was built as a tool and team to support organizations as they build online content. Check out our resource site to see how we can help your team. Check back to our blog and social media feeds for additional resources and case studies on how our clients are using CourseArc to move their classrooms online.

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2020-04-28T16:29:36+00:00March 31st, 2020|Instructional Design, Online Learning|0 Comments

About the Author:

Stacey Murphy is a member of the CourseArc Client Product Implementation and Support Team and has been working in education for over 17 years. She started her career as a high school math teacher, completed her master’s degrees as an online student, and was the Director of Curriculum and Training for a national education management organization. Her experience includes working with traditional, blended, and online schools. Stacey lives in the Orlando, Florida area with her husband and three children.

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