Competencies for Online Teaching Success (COTS)

Larry Ragan, Director of Faculty development at Penn State’s World Campus has put his flip camcorder to good use over the past few months, cornering various ‘experts’, practitioners and generally experienced online teachers. He asked each to describe one core competency for successful online teaching.

He has uploaded about 30 of these 1-3 minute videos to YouTube, including this clip of Terry Anderson who shares the importance of online instructors being willing to discover new technologies when teaching online.

To find the remainder of the videos, search YouTube with the keywords “world campus cots” or simply click here.

What core competencies do you feel are most important for a successful online instructor? Additionally, what core competencies are most important for a successful online student? Would such competencies overlap and apply in face-to-face and blended settings as well?

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