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Teach Online With Confidence

Helping Educators Engage More Online Students with Less Stress through Simple Strategies

Dr. Bethanie Hansen 

Teaching Excellence Strategist

The Online Teaching Lounge Podcast

#48: How to Build Community with Online Faculty Teams

#48: How to Build Community with Online Faculty Teams

Online faculty often feel disconnected from the institution and fellow faculty members. In this episode, Dr. Bethanie Hansen provides tips and strategies for building community among faculty members to help them feel connected, informed and engaged. Learn how department leaders can focus on building relationships through consistent weekly messages, interactive team meetings, one-on-one time, peer mentoring and coaching opportunities, collaboration sites, and much more.

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#36: Helping Online Students Prepare for the Holidays

#36: Helping Online Students Prepare for the Holidays

The holidays can be a difficult time for everyone, but especially for online students whose coursework continues over the holiday break. In this episode, Dr. Bethanie Hansen offers suggestions for how online educators can incorporate flexibility and sensitivity into course design to accommodate students who may be struggling. Also learn about scaffolding assignments and other accommodations to help students succeed during the holidays.

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#35: Setting Professional Goals as an Online Educator

#35: Setting Professional Goals as an Online Educator

What areas do you want to improve as an online educator? In this episode, Dr. Bethanie Hansen provides tips and strategies about how to set achievable goals for your professional growth and development. Learn about four areas to consider focusing your teaching goals, as well as how to stay motivated and remain accountable so you can achieve your goals.

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#33: Andragogy in Online Education and Strategies for Teaching Adult Learners

#33: Andragogy in Online Education and Strategies for Teaching Adult Learners

Online education works very well for many adult learners, but it’s important for online educators to understand how these students are very different than traditional 18-to-25 year old students. In this episode, Dr. Bethanie Hansen talks about andragogy theory and ways educators can adjust assignments to meet the needs and objectives of adult online learners.

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#32: Self-Care and Balance for Online Educators

#32: Self-Care and Balance for Online Educators

It’s been an extremely challenging time for teachers who have moved from classroom teaching to online teaching while also trying to balance family life when spouses and children are also working and learning in the home. In this episode, Dr. Bethanie Hansen visits with to Dr. Lisset Pickens, a professor at American Public University and licensed professional counselor about managing work-life balance and managing these new stressors. Learn about the importance of establishing distinct learning and work spaces, setting boundaries, and focusing on quality time.

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#31: Teaching Military and Veteran Students Online

#31: Teaching Military and Veteran Students Online

Military students, especially those on active duty, are a unique segment of the online student population who have specific needs. In this episode, you’ll find advice and recommendations about teaching military students including encouraging them to ask questions, making accommodations for unexpected deployments, focusing on real-world connections with learning material, helping them with time management strategies, and much more.

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View the Video (above) for details about the origin of the Online Teaching Lounge Podcast, launched April 2020.

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