Global and Lokal Distance Education - GLOKALde October 2020, ISSN 2148-7278
Volume: 6 Number: 2, Article 2
ELEVATE INSTRUCTION TO AN ONLINE ENVIRONMENT
Providing online learning opportunities has been seen as a two-sided coin for decades. Some perceive an online learning environment as a suboptimal area for providing education. Others have seen online learning with potential for engaging students in authentic ways and capitalizing on the vast research in the area of informal settings. This paper shares key points to consider when migrating face-to-face courses online. In our situation, there were additional challenges of rapid time, stress, unknown expectations, and an uncertainty of how the material would be received, integrated and if the course would ever be offered in this format again. In an attempt to address a broad approach to teaching and learning online, we used the framework of ELEVATE, which represents Empathy, Learning Outcomes, Erudite, Value, Assessment, Technology and Emotion.