Tips, Best Practices, and Resources for Online, Blended & In-Person Programs
The number of students taking online courses has exploded in recent years. Now, with COVID-19, programs are being forced to go online, whether they’re ready or not. Fortunately, because of the growing interest in flexible, online programs, there are many resources, tips, and best practices available to make the transition easier. No matter if your program is normally in-person, completely online, or you offer a blended format, you can help enhance your students’ learning experience by embracing digital tools and best practices gleaned from online programs.
Continue reading to learn more about how to take your program online and tips on how to make it work for your students, yourselves, and your program’s other stakeholders.
A Reminder to Remember Digital Accessibility
Communication and Organization are Key
Find Ways to Be Flexible
Build for the Digital Future
Find the Right Vendors for Your Digital Toolbox
Taking programs online may be the strategic long-term decision but as we’ve seen, it can also be an immediate necessity. Using tools and resources that are easy-to-learn and having great customer support teams behind the product are two keys to launching quickly and successfully. As you adjust to the new way of teaching, learning, and doing the behind-the-scenes administrative work, keep track of what’s working well and what isn’t so you can adjust as you go.
We’re also compiling a growing list of resources to help counselor education and social work programs (and their alumni) adjust to this period of social distancing. They include telehealth tools, legal resources, and online communication systems. Please take a look and share with anyone who may benefit.
Expedited Onboarding for 2020
While we’re all figuring out next steps because of COVID-19, Tevera is offering expedited onboarding and waiving onboarding fees for programs that sign up before the end of Spring Semester 2020.