Temple College
  Main>Distance Ed Findings>: Pedagogy 101

Distance Ed Findings

Pedagogy 101 © R. Craig Collins, 2005


  • Differences between online and classroom instruction

  • What to do before the course begins

  • What to do early on in the course

  • Course delivery and management

  • Communicating and interacting online

  • Enhancing online discussions

  • Creating a sense of community

  • Tests and assessments


Bill Pelz is Professor of Psychology at Herkimer County Community College, State University of New York (SUNY). In 2003 he received the prestigious Sloan-C Award for Excellence in Online Teaching. In addition to teaching full-time on the Internet, Bill is the Lead Trainer for the SUNY Learning Network, having trained in excess of 1,000 SUNY faculty during the past five years.

Peter Shea is a professor in the department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). Previously he was the Director of the SUNY Learning Network, the online education program for the 64 colleges of the State University of New York system.

Karen Swan is the RCET Research Professor in the Research Center for Educational Technology at Kent State University. In addition, she is the Effective Practices Editor for the Sloan Consortium and the Special Issues Editor for the Journal of Educational Computing Research.

Pedagogy 101 for Distance Learning,

© R. Craig Collins, 2005

We rate with RSACi. Last Updated January 11, 2005