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4.4 Four Roles of the Online Coach February 24, 2012

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Four Roles of an Online   teacher

List the Four   Roles of an Online Teacher from Your Weakest to Strongest

What Skills Do   I Need to Gain or Strengthen?

How I Will Gain   The Skills?

 Program manager  

“Avoid   information overload”

 

Work   on organizational, procedural, and administrative duties as the online   teacher.

 

Continue   reading, researching, and studying modes of effective management of online   course.

Technical assistant  

Help   learners feel comfortable with technology.

 

Offer   variety of media to present material.

 

Provide   learners with tutorials and tools to help build their strengths.

 

Continue   to look for multiple modes of delivering content in a variety of media   formats.

Instructor  

Focus   on learners rather than technology.

 

Structure   problem-based authentic work.

 

Keep   assignments simple

Have   clear objectives

Make   the material relevant.

 

Social director  

Create   a sense of community in an online environment.

 

 

 

Keep discussions focused on the topic, bring out multiple   perspectives, and summarize and synthesize main points. They use questions   and probes to help learners connect around shared problems, interests, and   experiences.

 

 

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