At Red Deer College, online teaching and learning is guided by pedagogical and technical practices. They work together to form the foundation for our RDC Competencies which guide quality online instruction at RDC. Competencies are the skills and knowledge that enable online instructors to be successful.
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- Instructor Presence
The instructor creates an engaging and welcoming online learning environment. Instructor presence promotes and encourages a safe, inviting and mutually respectful learning environment.
- Engagement & Interaction
The instructor fosters interaction and collaboration. Engagement and interaction is maximized when instructors use active learning activities that provide students with opportunities to interact with their peers, instructor and course content.
- Course Design (Backwards Design)
The instructor ensures alignment between online learning activities, assessments, and course learning outcomes.
- Tools & Technology
The instructor utilizes educational tools and technology effectively in the online learning environment.
- Online Course Design (Template)
The instructor ensures course content is organized in a consistent and logical manner, and can adjust the course design to meet the needs of learners.