Reflecting on Best Practices for Online Learning in a Post-COVID-19 World

Nathan Schrenk, Kelly Alves, Brianne Schrenk, Drew Van Dam


When the novel coronavirus 2019 caused many schools to immediately go online in March 2020, many instructors had significant training and experience teaching residentially but little to no experience teaching online courses. All classes were immediately converted to online, and some schools are still uncertain as to when they will return to full traditional classroom settings. Regardless of online experience, all instructors were needed to learn to adapt to online teaching immediately. This change created a need for all faculty members to receive the training and support necessary to make the online process as smooth and effective as possible. In this Best Practices perspective, we identified useful and successful practices to help students learn in the online courses. With the knowledge of data driven support and awareness of effective online teaching strategies, instructors can make the most of online teaching sessions.


COVID-19, novel coronavirus, online teaching, asynchronous courses, distance learning, online pedagogy

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