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Teaching Online: Best Practices

Peer-reviewed studies

Cronin, Catherine. “Openness and Praxis: Exploring the Use of Open Educational Practices in Higher Education.” International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, vol 18, no 5, 2017.
A study looking at whether, why, and how educators use open educational practices (including OER) for teaching.


Martin, Florence, et al. Award-Winning Faculty Online Teaching Practices: Roles and Competencies. Online Learning, v23 n1. March 2019.


Mayer, R.E., Fiorella, L. & Stull, A. “Five ways to increase the effectiveness of instructional video.” Education Tech Research Dev (2020).
A paper that reviews five ways to increase the effectiveness of instructional video and one way not to use instructional video.


Mayer, R.E., Wells, A., Parong, J, Howarth, J. “Learner control of the pacing of an online slideshow lesson.” Applied Cognitive Psychology 33, issue 5, Sept. 2019.
Discusses the virtues of allowing students to control their own remote learning experience.


Sung, Eunmo and Richard E. Mayer. “Five facets of social presence in online distance education.” Computers in Human Behavior 28, issue 5, Sept.2012.
Discusses ways instructors can create a personal connection with students, even in remote teaching environments.


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