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ACHE 2016

October 17–19, 2016

New Orleans, Louisiana

Online Learning: When Best Practices Go Wrong

Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM–12:00 PM CDT
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Session Type

Doing (Workshop): 90-120 minutes

Session Description

In a time of rapid growth in online learning and open access courses, it is important to review best practices and evaluate the quality of online learning.  In this session, the speaker will discuss best practices for conducting online course as highlighted by literature and demonstrate how, with best intentions, educators can implement these best practices in confusing and counterproductive ways.  The presenter will then discuss how to resolve these issues and assess online resources using accepted standards by professional organizations such as Quality Matters, so creators can use to make online courses more meaningful.

Session Focus

Online Programming

Session Audience
Program Directors

Primary Presenter

Valeriana Colon, Virginia Commonwealth University
Brief Bio

As a Vice President for a language school, Valeriana Colon has over 5 years of experience managing online international language immersion programs for the government, medical, sports/entertainment and trade industries using a communicative and inquiry based teaching model. With nine years of experience teaching English as a Second Language, she has taught a variety of English as a Second Language (ESL) topics to include academic language, business English, accent reduction and test preparation. She has published works on the assessment of online resources, and international student perceptions of online resources.

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