10 Guiding Principles of Instructional Technology and Distance Education Checklist (Tried & Tested in the Classroom)


There's no doubt that technology has transformed the educational landscape. Online learning and blended classrooms are now commonplace, and teachers are using technology in the classroom to engage students in new and innovative ways. However, with all of the new possibilities that technology brings to the classroom, it's important to make sure that you're using it in a way that will benefit your students. 

First, consider how you're using technology to facilitate communication. 

Are you using it to help students connect with each other and with you? 
Are you using it to provide timely feedback? 

Communication is essential for a successful classroom community, and technology can help facilitate that communication.

Next, think about how you're using technology to support student learning. 

Are you using it to supplement your instruction? 

Are you providing opportunities for students to use technology to explore new concepts and practice what they're learning? 

Technology can be a great tool for supporting student learning, but only if it's used effectively.

Finally, take a moment to reflect on how you're using technology in your own professional development. 

Are you taking advantage of the ability to connect with other educators online? 

This checklist can help you make sure that you're using technology effectively in your classroom. I hope you find this checklist helpful for an online learning or blended learning classroom community and using technology in the classroom.
Click here for the free handout: The 10 Guiding Principles of Instructional Technology and Distance Education Handout by Sabine Dantus

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