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Online Teaching Activity Index

ION is always trying to further the knowledge of online education. In the course of our research and practice, we come across many best practices in online teaching. This index represents a compilation of those activities to help instructors plan their online and hybrid courses. A complete description of each activity is given, along with examples when possible. Common educational uses of each activity are discussed as well as common educational objectives. Furthermore, teaching strategies for the given activity are provided. This index is primarily directed towards the use of these activities in senior high school and higher education. It also represents evidence that many quality educational activities are possible and feasible in the online classroom.

To use the index, first select an activity from the list below. After an overview of the lesson type, examples are given. In the examples on this Website, yellow boxes are used to designate information as it would appear to students.

This index is under construction. More activities are on the way. Questions, ideas, or submissions about or for this index may be directed to the ION Interim Program Coordinator Emily Boles ( Emily Boles, ION, and the University of Illinois do not endorse or guarantee any external links in this index.