Stacy Young is Associate Dean of Faculty for VHS Learning, a nonprofit provider of online courses for middle and high schools. In this role, she oversees the training and support of VHS Learning instructors. She also teaches a four-week Online Teaching Methodologies course that is required for all VHS Learning instructors and is available to other teachers as well.
While there is a steep learning curve to master virtual teaching and learning, the most impactful instructional skills are accessible to all teachers. Here are five keys to teaching effectively in an online course environment.