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Online Teaching Activity Index

In the course of our research and practice, ION Faculty come across many best practices in online teaching. This index represents a compilation of activities to help instructors to plan their online and blended 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.

Questions about this index may be directed to the ION program at ion@uis.edu. ION and the University of Illinois Springfield do not endorse or guarantee any external links in this index.