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Best practices for digital teaching

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Science  26 Jun 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6242, pp. 1436
DOI: 10.1126/science.aab3320

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Anyone teaching a course at a university is likely to have a notion of what face-to-face teaching should look like through his or her experience as a student, as a teacher, and through depictions in media. Yet as Claire Howell Major points out in her book, Teaching Online, most of us do not have similar notions for online courses because we have little to no experience with them. She aims to provide the guidance needed to envision and implement online teaching. Reviewer Erin Dolan finds that much of the book's guidance is also highly relevant for face-to-face teaching, and encourages disciplinary faculty to engage with the book's evidence-based strategies.