Delivering programs online, whether at the elementary, secondary, or tertiary level, is a significant undertaking. This practical overview examines several areas administrators should consider as they set up or seek to improve online courses and programs offered by their schools.
Online education requires administrators who will provide support and mentoring to teachers―who are the school’s direct, daily connection with students. Administrators can accomplish this by building into the structure of the program formal, ongoing support, which can be offered by experienced instructors or program supervisors.
The geographic distance that separates teachers and students makes relationships less personal and hence more difficult to cultivate. Creating an online environment that nurtures faith depends on good relationships between teachers and students.
The concept of a first-year student always being a recent high school graduate is a misnomer; many students come to higher education with significant life experience.
After trying several different approaches to connect with students and attempting to create the nurturing faith community Adventist education aims to provide, I have found 10 e-mail practices that have proved effective.
Living healthfully is an essential component of the Seventh-day Adventist lifestyle. The health message, comprised of principles of healthful living, is core to the church’s mission.