Teaching Online, Strategies for

Strategies for teaching online can mirror many of the strategies used in face-to-face courses. The key to online teaching strategies, however, is considering ways to leverage the online or web-based space. At times, people lament the ways that online classrooms are different from face-to-face classrooms. Although a productive philosophy is to consider how to take the best of what face-to-face courses offer and provide that in online courses, another helpful philosophy is to focus on the possibilities that online courses provide—maximizing all that online spaces can afford. There are numerous online teaching strategies, but this entry focuses on three strategies that can be successfully employed in online courses: think-pair-share (TPS), jigsaw, and problem-based learning (PBL) or case-based learning (CBL).


With TPS, students take some time to ...

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