We interviewed Clarke University instructor, Teri Zuccaro, about the best practices for planning your online Accounting course with Connect and your Quality in Online Learning Certification.
How would you recommend a new faculty member get started?
- Determine how you want to organize your course (week/chapter/topic)
- Determine the Learning Objectives that will be covered in the course
- Review the McGraw Hill Connect® tools available for your textbook and determine which to use for both summative and formative assessments
- Review policies available and determine which apply for your course and various assessments
- Remember you can add your own assignments to Connect (manually graded)
- Pair with your school's LMS
- Provide students access to additional student resources- —you can load these into your Connect course (Ii.e. PowerPoints, annual reports, instructor created materials, etc...)
What are some of the standards you need to keep in mind?
- Consistency: Depending on the organization of course (e.g. chapter/week), include similar Connect tools for each grouping and use consistent due dates (e.g. graded assignments are due at the start of class on Thursday)
- Use similar policies for similar assessments
- Organize your course for clarity
- Determine how you will communicate and your response time with students (video, email, etc...)
What specific Connect tools would you recommend using?
- SmartBook® 2.0: Adaptive reading experience. Instructor tailored for learning objectives and time allotment.
- End- of- Chapter exercises and problems
- General Ledger problems
- Auto-graded and manually-graded Cases
- Data Analytics problems (visualization, dashboard activities, applying Tableau)