Are you interested in redesigning your course for online delivery? Are you interested in developing assessment tools for your course? Maybe you want to develop a video or other online resources. Contact Leah Sandall or Krisayla Rasmussen for more information on how to get started.
There are many ways to be involved in online education. Courses come in a variety of lengths and may be 8-week or 5-week mini-courses, modules, short courses, webinars or a variety of other formats. Lessons and lectures may be posted on the web as video and/or audio files, screen-capture recorded lectures, or pdfs. Below are examples of online education in various lengths and styles:
- Lecture-capture products through programs like VidGrid;
- Journey of a Gene online lessons;
- NebGuides or Fact Sheets from the Turf Program;
- 5-week mini courses: AGRO 815A Self-Pollinated Crop Breeding; AGRO 815B Germplasm & Genes; and AGRO 815D Cross-Pollinated Crop Breeding; or
- Self-paced Courses: Disease Resistance Breeding: Oomycete/Phytophthora in Soybeans Case Study or view the course content in the Plant & Soil Science eLibrary
Best Practices and Research
Agronomy and Horticulture Online Guides, Summer 2019:
- Issue I: How is online education different than face-to-face?
- Issue II: Advanced teaching technique: Two-stage exam in class or online
- Issue III: Proctoring exams in an online course
- Issue IV: Help students remember more by changing your slide design
- Issue V: Creating videos for an online audience
Flipping AGRO 366 to address Student Readiness and Success - from Dr. Martha Mamo, 2016-17
- Applying Seven Principles for Good Practice to the Online Classroom - based on research from Chickering and Gamson
- Instructor Characteristics that Affect Online Student Success
Effectiveness of Online and Blended Learning: A Meta-Analysis of the Empirical Literature (pdf) - Teachers College Record, Columbia University
Differences Between Traditional and Distance Learning - MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (pdf)
Teaching Commons - Open Educational Resources from Leading Colleges & Universities
Popular Technology Programs for Online Teaching
Training at UNL – Center for Transformative Teaching offers a wide variety of resources and support for teaching and learning
Technology support programs including VidGrid, a video capture service for UNL
- Guidelines for Developing Presentations - by Leah Sandall
- Note: An external microphone/headset will provide better quality sound. Please contact Leah to borrow a headset.
Zoom Video Conferencing
Types of Credit
The Department of Agronomy faculty and staff have experience providing three types of credit: academic credit, professional credit and CEUs.