Eight tips for improving online courses: Mintz

August 17, 2020

“For those of us who will teach large online classes in the fall, the challenge is clear:” writes Steven Mintz, “We must design and deliver courses that are engaging, interactive, well supported, and responsive to the times.” Mintz provides eight key tips for those who are looking to ensure that “Round 2” of online learning is stronger than the offerings from the Spring term. Among these tips, Mintz recommends that instructors be student-centric in their development: structuring online classes in a way that helps students to stay focused; encouraging community between students; and building relationships with and providing supports to individual students, especially those who struggle with the online offering.