American Sociological Association

Best Practices and Strategies for Successful Online Teaching

Because of COVID-19, faculty have quickly moved their courses online, and their immediate focus is getting through the crisis. As institutions look beyond the current semester, a growing number are moving summer courses online and some are planning for this possibility for fall. In this webinar, Melinda Messineo will cover best practices for online teaching and learning, as well as sociology-specific recommendations to help faculty prepare for and improve their online teaching. Dr. Messineo is a professor of sociology at Ball State University. She was a member of ASA’s Task Force on Liberal Learning and the Sociology Major, where she was part of the subcommittee on online learning. The recommendations from the task force can be found in The Sociology Major in the Changing Landscape of Higher Education: Curriculum, Careers and Online Learning