LinkedIn Learning Resources for Teaching Online
These past several weeks, COVID-19 has disrupted University operations and forced instructors to abruptly move courses online. During these times of uncertainty, it is crucial to be flexible and adaptable, especially in the higher learning industry. For UIC instructors, knowing how to teach in an online environment is an important and necessary skill as learning environments, as we know them, will be changing temporarily.
If you are teaching courses at UIC this Summer, they will be exclusively online, while the Fall semester will see a combination of face-to-face and online teaching. Therefore, it is essential that instructors be able to transition courses online in the event of unplanned disruptions or social distancing practices, while still providing students with quality education and learning experiences.
LinkedIn Learning (previously known as Lynda.com) offers video tutorials that can help instructors understand online teaching, develop the skills necessary to teach virtually and learn how to use technology to elevate the learning experience for students. The videos below provide great information for instructors new to online teaching or wanting to improve their skills.
Learning to Teach Online
Learning to Teach Online is a 45-minute LinkedIn Learning course that provides an introduction to online education and is great for instructors new to online teaching. This class has 5 brief sections and covers the topics listed below:
- Understanding Online Education
- Essential Elements of Teaching Online
- Course Design
- Creating a Culture of Learning
- Creating Accessible Learning
This video provides great information for anyone new to online teaching.
Teaching with Technology
Teaching with Technology is a 2.5 hour course on how to use technology to enhance course design, lesson planning, presentations, in-class activities, assessments, and student achievement and engagement.
- Including technology in your learning outcomes
- Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles
- Finding and creating content and instructional materials
- Enhancing lectures and presentations with technology
- Getting students involved
- Facilitating in-class activities
- Assessing learning
- Teaching effectively online
Teaching Online: Synchronous Classes
Teaching Online: Synchronous Classes is a 1-hour class that explores tools, tips, and techniques for leading real-time virtual training. It covers the elements of creating virtual synchronous training, including selecting the right tools, implementing instructional strategies, and managing learner interactions and engagement.
Find out how to apply the flipped classroom model to online teaching and get tips for engaging learners and assessing learning. These lessons are a great resource for anyone who conducts real-time training on the web, including instructional designers and presenters.
Other Helpful Courses
Check out other LinkedIn Learning courses focused on Online Teaching including:
- Flipping the Classroom (41 min)
- Leading Virtual Meetings (32 min)
- Teaching Techniques: Creating Multimedia Learning (56 min)
All these courses, and more, are available to watch anytime on UIC LinkedIn Learning. Download the LinkedIn Learning App on your smartphone and learn on the go!
If you found these classes, or any other LinkedIn Learning classes helpful, drop us a note and tell us what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org.