and Lisa Chamberlin
the outstanding online instructors who teach the University of Wisconsin Stout's Creating Collaborative Communities in E-learning
, created a one-stop page for advice and tips on: Time Management Strategies for Online Instructors.
Kay and Lisa are also the authors of How to Be a Great Online Teacher
and Making the Move to eLearning: Putting Your Course Online
You know the old joke: Those that really need time management help are too busy to find it!
It's sad but true. Teaching online is a lot like juggling. You have to keep so many technologies, ideas, students, and deadlines in the air at once that sometimes just a momentary lapse of concentration can knock you flat.
Here's the short list of time management topics covered:
- Handle it once
- Respond to student questions efficiently
- Billable hours
- Organize the discussion forums
- Get organized
- Use the right tools
- Stay focused
- Work smarter, not harder at grading
- Know thyself
- Use a quiz or scavenger hunt
- Establish email and file naming protocols
Kay and Lisa's advice will help any online instructor (or online student) improve their coordination and get more from their e-learning experiences.
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