Effective online instruction can be challenging and yet, if done correctly, can provide even higher rates of student success.
- VLC Accessibility Handbook for Online Courses
- Online Course Development (Videos)
- Low Bandwidth Online Course Design (Video)
- Accessibility in Online Classes (Multimodal Activity)
- Quality Online Instruction, Part 1 (Multimodal Activity)
- Quality Online Instruction, Part 2 (Multimodal Activity)
- Rubrics in the Online Classroom (Multimodal Activity)
- Teaching the Online Learner (Multimodal Activity)
- Developing Online Courses (Multimodal Activity)
- 3 More Tips for Teaching in a Virtual Classroom (Article)
- Quality Matters Online Instruction Checklist (How-To Guide)
- Encouraging Academic Integrity in Online Education (Article)
- How to Helping Struggling Students Succeed Online (Article)
What is active learning and how can we rethink the way teach to best motivate and engage the online learner?
- Motivating and Engaging the Online Student (Video)
- Active Online Learning (Video)
- Active Learning in the Online Environment (Video)
- Engaging the Online Learner VLC (Videos)
- Adding interactivity to an Online Course (Multimodal Activity)
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- Distance-Friendly and Virtual Icebreakers Students Will Actually Have Fun With (Article)
- Is Active Learning Like Broccoli? Student Perceptions of Active Learning in Large Lecture Classes (Article)
- Assess Student Attention During Virtual Classes (How-To Guide)
- Active Learning Strategies in Higher Education : Teaching for Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity (e-Book)
- Active Learning While Physical Distancing (How-To Guide)
In trying times, it is more important than ever to humanize the learning experience for our students. But how do we humanize an online course?
What is Hyflex and how can we create and deliver Hyflex courses to ensure student success?
Curriculum Development and Assessment
Design, development, and assessment of curriculum that aligns with our SPCC strategic goals and core values are quintessential to our success.
How can we best design our curriculum to align with our learning outcomes and objectives?
What is the best way to assess student success in the classroom?
- Authentic Assessment Toolbox (How-To Guide)
- Classroom Assessment Techniques (How-To Guide)
- Assessment and Quality Enhancement for Institutional Effectiveness (How-To Guide)
- Assessment Resources (Resource List)
- Teaching Goals Inventory: Self Assessment of Instructional Goals (How-To Guide)
- How to Assess Students’ Learning and Performance (How-To Guide)
- Evaluating Your Assessment Plan as You Move to a Virtual Classroom (Article)
- Five Things You Need to Know When Assessing Online Students (How-To Guide)
What are the Core Skills and Program Learning Outcomes expected of our students at SPCC and how to we integrate them into our curriculum?
Curriculum Internationalization is the process of adding global, intercultural, or international elements into the content of the curriculum of a course. This opportunity will provide students with an international perspective in a variety of disciplines, will allow students to develop an understanding of various local and global issues that face our community, and allow our students to develop their cultural sensitivity by learning about new cultures.
- Internationalizing the Curriculum (How-To Guide)
- Why Internationalize Your Curriculum?
- Internationalization Fact Sheet
- How to Teach about the Middle East (Webinar)
- Virtual Tour of South Africa (Webinar)
- Globalization and Pedagogy Space, place, and identity (Book)
- Globalizing the Community College: Strategies for Change in the Twenty-First Century (Book)
- Internationalizing the Curriculum: Internationalization in Higher Education Series (Book)
- Bias and Deep Culture Learning: How Brain/Mind Science Can Inform Intercultural Education and Training (Conference Summary)
- Globalization and Pedagogy (Book Review)
- Globalizing the Community College (Book Review)
Dr. Kira Ferris, firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-290-5211
Mental wellness is imperative for the success of all our students, instructors, and staff. What can we do in our classroom to help address our student’s mental health?
- Student wellness at SPCC (Document)
- Improve your Mental Wellness (Video)
- Mental Health on the College Campus (Podcast)
- Moving Into the Long Term (Article)
- Mental Help.NET (Website)
- ULifeLine (Website)
- American Psychological Association (Website)
- Top Mental Health Challenges Facing Students (Article)
- Mental Health First Aid For Higher Education (website)
- Half of Us (Website)
What are the latest strategies and approaches for interactive and effective instruction, both online and in the classroom?
- Why Flipped Classes Often Flop (Article)
- Building Student Engagements: 15 Strategies for the College Classroom (Article)
- Dealing with Student Distraction (Article)
- Learning Innovation and the Future of Higher Education (Tech.edu: A Hopkins Series on Education and Technology) (Book)
- Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success 1st Edition (Book)
- Teaching in Disruptive Times (How-to Guide NC Net)
- Relationship-Rich Education (Book)
- Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (Podcast and Book)
- Storytelling: Audience, Path, and Destination (Podcast)
- Universal Design for Learning. UDL. (Virtual Workshop)
- Flipped Classroom (Videos)
- Teaching to your Strengths Without Ignoring your Weaknesses (Webinar)
- Checklist for Building A Community in the Classroom (Website)
- Plagiarism (Guide)
Instructor Administrative Processes
Below please find the processes and forms for ensuring the ongoing success of our students while upholding the integrity of our courses.
Accurate attendance tracking is imperative to academic success and SPCC tracking and reporting. This responsibility falls not only within each class period, but at the 10% census date of the semester.
Web Attendance Tracking Instructions (How-To Guide)
10% Census Tracking Report (How-To Guide)
QUESTIONS? Kathleen Coggins, 704-993-2402, email@example.com
At times, instructors will need to complete forms based based on student behaviors.
Any student enrolled at South Piedmont Community College has the responsibility to uphold the rules and values of the college, and the right to a fair and equitable conduct process. Contact Angela Burleson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-272-5301.
Sexual Harassment, as defined by Title IX, is a specific type of sex discrimination/harassment that includes, but is not limited to, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking.
This referral form is to report observed behavior the reporter sees as concerning, worrisome, or threatening and warrants concern for the safety of the College community and/or the safety of the individual.
Use this reporting form to provide detailed information pertaining to a student’s (or students’) academic integrity violation which occurred in your current course.
NC-NET offers free facilitator-led online courses for part-time or full-time community college faculty members in areas such as active learning, video development, and curriculum enhancement.
The NC-NET Academy offers facilitator-led online courses delivered via Moodle. Enrollment is open to part-time or full-time community college faculty members in North Carolina. The rationale behind the Academy is that educational ideas cannot simply be presented; they need to be thought about, talked over, and experienced.
Participants should plan to spend 5-7 hours per week on course assignments. Course completers receive a certificate identifying number of contact hours attained and a $100 stipend.
Cost: Funding from the North Carolina Community College System to the NC-NET project (using Carl D. Perkins funds) covers the course tuition for all participating faculty.
Registration: All course registration occurs online. When the enrollment period for a course is open, you will find a link to the online registration form on the Course Schedule page.
Courses include Adjunct Instruction, Reaching Students in Video, Producing Educational Video, Active Learning, and Curriculum Development.
Designed for new faculty with minimal background in education theory and application, this special course for adjunct instructors is built around the resources of NC-NET’s Adjunct Faculty Roadmap. The three-week “Jumpstart” provides a guided exploration of the Roadmap’s collection of resources on topics important to teaching at the college level.