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Good Teaching Practices
In 1987, the AAHE Bulletin first published Arthur W. Chickering and Zelda Gamson's “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education” with support from the Lilly Endowment. In their research study, Chickering and Gamson recognized that the most important aspects of effective teaching could be summed up in seven principles.

Click here to access the page developed by James W. King of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who gives examples of how the principles compare for both online and on-the-ground learning.


Learning Activity II
How do you plan to incorporate the Seven Principles of Good Practice in your online course? Go to the Seven Principles Forum and post comments on how you would apply the Principles to your own online teaching strategy. Read the comments of others who have posted there.


Learning Activity III
Anthony Grasha's Teaching Styles Inventory helps instructors evaluate their attitudes toward instructional behavior and examine their preferred teaching style. The results of this online assessment will help you to develop strategies that will enhance your online teaching potential. Complete the Teaching Styles Inventory and print your results. Compare your results with others who have taken the test. You can do this by clicking on "Onward to the Results Page" at the bottom of your personal results page. Enter your 'Results Code' from your results page when asked to do so.


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