Register now for a free webinar — The Top Six Reasons Faculty Choose to Teach Online

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


11:00 am CST – 12:00 pm CST: Join York University’s Diane Zorn and Sonic Foundry’s Sean Brown as they explore how online, rich-media teaching can be easy and effective. The presentation aims to empower participants to create viable online learning environments that facilitate learning, community, and self-sufficiency for students and instructors with minimal time and energy and maximum results. This presentation concludes with a Q & A period.

Topics include:

  • The needs of today’s learners;
  • Key technology and distance education trends;
  • The top six reasons faculty are choosing to teach online; and
  • Pedagogical goals versus technology for its own sake.

Common excuses for not taking advantage of online, rich-media teaching are debunked, including:

  • Threats to standards, jobs and quality of faculty;
  • The notion that some skills can’t be taught online;
  • Overestimates of the time, support and training needed to make online teaching work.

Answers to the following questions will be provided:

  • why teach online?
  • why embrace rich media?
  • can students learn better online?
  • is rich media a tool that can drive students to higher-order skills learning?
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