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Direction Instruction Examples in an Online Course

So last week I posted about direct instruction in online teaching and learning. You can read that post here: Do You Have Direct Instruction in Your Online Class?

In this post let’s explore what the list of examples of direct instruction looks like in a real online course. I’ll go through the list, posted below, in order, and show you options for how this might look in a course. Keep in mind there are “many different ways to skin a cat.” That is such a weird saying. Time out: Okay, I admit to wasting at least 15 minutes researching where that phrase originated. You too can waste some time if you like. Okay, time in.

The following video shows the example and provides some suggested tools and implementation practices you can use if you want to try the strategy yourself. These are all pretty basic, so I’ll try to spice it up a bit for you, so you can maybe try something new. If you see anything you want to try, send me a message or contact the CTLE.

The following is a list of examples of “direct instruction” in online teaching and learning

  1. Pre-recorded video lectures: The instructor records a lecture on a specific topic and posts it for students to watch at their own pace.
  2. Slide presentations: The instructor creates a slide presentation with information and explanations on a specific topic and posts it for students to view.
  3. Written resources: The instructor provides written resources, such as a reading assignment or a textbook, for students to read and study.
  4. Online quizzes and assessments: The instructor creates online quizzes and assessments to check for understanding and provide feedback to students.
  5. Online discussions: The instructor provides a forum for students to discuss the material and ask questions.
  6. Interactive activities: The instructor creates interactive activities, such as simulations or games, to help students better understand the material.
  7. Self-reflection opportunities: The instructor provides opportunities for students to reflect on what they have learned and how they can apply it.
  8. Live online lectures: The instructor conducts live online lectures, providing explanations and answering questions in real-time.
  9. Office hour: The instructor holds office hour sessions where students can ask questions and receive feedback.
  10. Feedback on assignments: The instructor provides feedback on assignments to guide students’ understanding and progress.