Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

Online Teaching Guide

Welcome to the Faculty Center's Online Teaching Guide (formerly the Teaching with Technology Guide). Our objective is simple: to create an online, on-demand learning guide that is available for faculty to help them prepare to use online technologies in their teaching. The title may suggest that this resource is only for instructors teaching online, but our hope is that all instructors wishing to implement technological solutions into their courses--whether online, blended, or face-to-face--will find the information to be helpful.

Our goal is to give overall descriptions, practical examples, pros and cons of employing the tools or techniques associated with teaching online.  Best practices and specific technological resources will be added as we complete each content area.

Topics, tools and techniques covered were determined as a result of a series of faculty focus groups; during these sessions, faculty with online experience shared their perceptions of what is important to consider when teaching and learning online. The guide is a first step in raising the issue of quality standards for online courses and serves as a partial basis for our Online Teaching Course.

Please feel free to explore the resources listed here, and please don't hesitate to contact us (facultycenter@luc.edu) if you have any questions or need one-on-one assistance thinking through the implementation of a technological tool with your online, blended, or face-to-face course.