Learning by Fire: Reflections of a First Time Online Instructor


  • Robert E. Ledman


This workshop will present the experiences of a first time online instructor and the lessons learned from that experience. The presenter was faced with the task of teaching his first online course with no orientation or training on the software used. That experience offered many challenges and rewards which the presenter will discuss. The workshop will also provide the opportunity for participants to exchange information about their experiences and the lessons they learned from them. The presenter continues to teach online courses and has discovered ways to balance the additional workload and maintain quality standards in addition to increasing course content for students. This workshop will be an opportunity for new and experienced online instructors to share and learn from one another.