PoRTAL: Purdue Repository for online Teaching and Learning
The Purdue Repository for online Teaching and Learning (PoRTAL) digital repository is the go-to resource for anyone interested in online teaching and learning. Are you thinking about moving your courses to an online format? Are you already teaching online and looking for additional ways to engage your students? PoRTAL can help you improve your knowledge and skills as you seek to develop your online courses. Topics include: instructor strategies, course enhancement, pedagogy, active learning, sample tools, and policies to help make your job easier as an online instructor and your courses more engaging for your students.
As you browse through PoRTAL you will discover that each document is complete with an overview of the topic, an outline of evidence-based best practices (as applicable), and tips and tricks for implementing the ideas. We trust PoRTAL will be a powerful resource for you as you continue growing and developing your skills as an online instructor. Please check back regularly as we add more resources to the repository.
Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning
Prepare learners for the real world by implementing an authentic learning approach that designs learning tasks in real-life situations aiming to support successful knowledge transfer to new contexts.
Case Based Learning
Use case-based learning as a strategy to motivate learners and help them gain experience with real-world problems presented as stories set in professional contexts.
Journaling with Students
Use journaling with your students to encourage self-reflection, to encourage critical thinking, and to build rapport in the online environment.
Create a comfortable environment to promote interaction among students and between students and instructor to promote learning.
Getting Started...Thinking about Your Course Design
Build cultural competence to address the individual needs of online students. Apply practical suggestions to make a culturally sensitive online course.
Upping your Game
Build teams, create team agreements and promote team activities for greater collaboration and learning
Policies & Procedures
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The development of PoRTAL involves partners from across Purdue University: Teaching and Learning Technologies, Center for Instructional Excellence, Purdue Online, Purdue Libraries, and the academic program Learning Design and Technology (College of Education), essentially bringing together specialists and their knowledge of online teaching and learning into a single location. For a listing of team members click here. For questions, comments, or feedback contact the project team at: firstname.lastname@example.org