Wading into Online Teaching:
Converting a successful face-to-face class into a successful on-line class by paying attention to the research and embracing mistakes
A discussion of the fear and trembling frequently associated with starting something new and ways to think about new ventures that can decrease the anxiety and increase enthusiasm. Using the decision to teach an on-line class in an upcoming term as an example of moving out of one’s comfort zone, the presenter will discuss how she is using her knowledge of learning theory and experience teaching face-to-face classes to think about teaching on-line and how she is using her understanding of students’ vulnerability in the classroom to address her own insecurities about moving out of the classroom. Participants can expect some ideas about how to deal with related issues in their own teaching and also to share their own experiences and insights to help others.