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Moving Forward: A Curated List of MagnaPub Suggestions for Online Teaching Strategies

RU (Reinhardt University) CITEL has supplied a curated, topical list of MagnaPub 20-Minute Mentor Video Suggestions for professional development. This list encompasses a broad overview of current topics. Each MagnaPub 20-Minute Mentor video also includes an instructional guide and added resources.

How Do I Infuse Equity into Any Online Class?

In our current climate, it is more important than ever to address equity in learning. This video discusses how to develop community to create a more equitable learning environment in online courses. Brimming with ideas from which we could all borrow, this video includes but is not limited to some of the following important equitable teaching practices: how to build equitable relationships with students, how to make students feel welcome and heard in your class, how to incorporate inclusionary teaching practices in content delivery, and how to use the TILT framework (Transparency in Teaching and Learning Project) to purposefully assess assignment efficacy. For more about TILT, click here.

How Can Online Instructors Make Themselves More Visible to Students?

Building community and replicating FTF (Face to Face) interactions in online learning environments is one of the hardest parts of teaching online and often one of student’s biggest complaints about online learning. No student wants to feel abandoned or that they must learn the content entirely on their own. This turns them off to learning. This video supplies suggestions for creating a strong instructor presence in your online courses.

What Teaching Strategies Help Engage All Learners Online?

Gauging student engagement in FTF often easier than in online learning environments. However, student perception of online learning is critical to their success. Students need a learning culture that is easily navigable and devoid of digital barriers. Often it is students who have self-efficacy and are self-motivated that thrive better in online learning environments. First-time online learners and those who lack cultural representation in the classroom can often finds themselves at-risk. This video outlines some key strategies, such as the PAIR Assessment Model (Parallel/Commonalities, Authenticity, Intentionality, Reflection) for helping students find themselves in online courses. One of the most helpful tips provided in this video is to consider supplying a mentoring section on your rubrics.

What Do Students Expect from Online Classes?

What do students want most in online classes? This video outlines the 6 things based on students' own feedback that they want: Communication, Consistency, Organization, Personalization, Connection, and Involvement.


What Do Students Expect from Online Classes?

What do students want most in online classes? This video outlines the 6 things based on students' own feedback that they want: Communication, Consistency, Organization, Personalization, Connection, and Involvement.


How Can I Use Technology to Improve Learning?

Technology cannot replace good instruction. More importantly, when using innovative technologies, they should be to a specific assessment, learning objective, or SLO (Student Learning Outcomes). You should only use technology when it improves instruction; it should not be a burden to students nor should it create a barrier to learning. This video discusses ways that technology can be effectively used to improve learning.

How Can I Align Technology to My Pedagogical Goals?

A great follow up to How Can I Use Technology to Improve Learning?, this video begins with discussion about the dizygotic twins of pedagogy and pedagogical practice. Pedagogy is defined as the functional aspect of a teacher’s work-how teaching and learning takes places. Pedagogical practices are defined as teaching and learning strategies- instructional strategies to create student-centered educational learning environments. This video explores how modern technology is not always designed with pedagogy and pedagogical practices in mind. This video will offer salient advice on how to refine tools for classroom practice and provides notable examples of how to align technology to appropriate educational use

What are the Basics of Podcasting?

Podcasts are a collaborative and engaging direct instruction activity. This video outlines the basics of podcasts, the benefit of podcasts, and how they can effectively and quickly deliver content to your students.

I’m Teaching Online Next Term. What Do I Have to Know?

Do you need to start over from the beginning? Did COVID-19 leave you wondering how you could teach online again? Now is this right to reassess and return to the basics on creating a sound online course by checking out this video.

How Can I Save Time and Money by Repurposing Online Content?

Don’t have time to create all added content but you are interested in repurposing it to fit into an online course? This video will give you strategies on how to repurpose your online content.

How Should I Manage My Online Course?

Managing an online course is complicated and can be time consuming, this step-by-step video and included guide will provide you with an outline on how to do just that!


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Dr. Kenneth H. Wheeler
Associate Professor of History

Articles - Teaching During the Pandemic


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