Best Practices for Teaching Online Synchronous

Teaching a live synchronous class via video requires very different best practices than either traditional or online.

Reported by EdSurge, Dr. Bonni Stachowiak of Vanguard University recommends best practices like recommending your students all turn their webcams and microphones on, and take advantage of the “live” format to incorporate student participation and group activities like online polls and breakouts.

The takeaway? Format matters, and changes what best-practice instruction should look like. So make sure you’re adjusting your instructional methods per the format of the course.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.