In general, Instructor expectations include:
Spending, on the average, between 10-14 hours a week on course instruction.
Logging into course regularly (5 days per week) to perform tasks for effective online instruction.
Responding to students within 48 hours.
Grading assignments promptly.
Attending online annual teacher meetings (usually held in the summer) and participating in monthly online professional learning community sessions/events.
Meeting administrative deadlines on tasks such as:
Student Performance Email Notifications
Mid-quarter Progress Reports
End-of-session Teacher Survey
Senior (or Graduating Student) Pass/Fail Notices (if applicable)
Online Course Review (if applicable)
Applying best practices for effective online instruction
Providing clear guidelines and policies regarding student-instructor communication
Promoting student-student cooperation and collaboration
Promoting active learning
Providing clear expectations
Providing prompt, specific and individualized feedback to promote understanding
Setting high expectations
Providing multiple forms of learning (written, aural, visual, manipulative, etc.)
Having access to high-speed Internet connection and computer with a currently supported operating system along with webcam capabilities
Being able to effectively use online tools such as email, forums, web editors, other emerging web tools, etc.
Being open to learning and applying emerging online instructional tools