Best Practices in Online Teaching

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George Kontos, Bowling Green CC of Western Kentucky University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Mar 03, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8


In this paper the seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education that were developed by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson are reviewed and the use of technology, especially web-based online technology, to apply these principles in teaching and learning is examined. An example of such an implementation in an introduction to computers class, taught online at a community college in south-central Kentucky is discussed. Limitations of the study and suggestions for future implementations are also discussed.


Kontos, G. (2008). Best Practices in Online Teaching. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 491-495). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 25, 2015 from

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