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Online teaching can be challenging, rewarding, engaging, and fun. American Public University brings you the Online Teaching Lounge, a podcast for educators, academics, and parents featuring online teaching tips, topics, and strategies. To learn more, visit StudyatAPU.com. 

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Online teaching can be challenging, rewarding, engaging, and fun. American Public University brings you the Online Teaching Lounge, a podcast for educators, academics, and parents featuring online teaching tips, topics, and strategies. To learn more, visit StudyatAPU.com. 

    Helping Educational Leaders Build Skills in Administration, Student Affairs, and Online Education | EP87

    Helping Educational Leaders Build Skills in Administration, Student Affairs, and Online Education | EP87

    More than ever, educational leaders and administrators need to advance their leadership skills to include effective ways to deliver online education. In this episode, Dr. Bethanie Hansen talks to APU’s Dr. Jan Spencer about his 20-year career working in online education. Learn about his focus on building skills for educational leaders, which incorporates student affairs and a coaching approach to help develop connections with students.
     
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    • 27 min
    Student Affairs: Providing Students with Support and Connection | EP86

    Student Affairs: Providing Students with Support and Connection | EP86

    Students need varying levels of support during their academic experience. In this episode, APU’s Dr. Bethanie Hansen encourages educators to incorporate information about student affairs into courses and find other ways to help students connect to a wider community of students and faculty.
     
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    • 13 min
    Addressing Academic Integrity and Preventing Plagiarism | EP85

    Addressing Academic Integrity and Preventing Plagiarism | EP85

    Academic integrity is an essential part of online education requiring both students and faculty to do their own work. In this episode, APU professor Dr. Bethanie Hansen shares the basics behind academic integrity for online educators, tips about several forms of plagiarism and related violations, and strategies to help establish trust and set the tone for faculty and student success.
     
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    • 22 min
    Degrees, Certificates for Educators to Improve Online Teaching Skills | EP84

    Degrees, Certificates for Educators to Improve Online Teaching Skills | EP84

    With so many schools pivoting to online learning, it's critical that teachers develop the skills and strategies necessary to help their students thrive in the online classroom. In this episode, Dr. Bethanie Hansen talks to Dr. Kathleen Tate, Department Chair of APU’s Teaching program, about the myriad certificates and degrees offered to help licensed teachers improve their skills in technology, STEAM and project-based curriculum, online teaching, instructional design and more.
     
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    • 15 min
    Handling Unexpected Negative Feedback as a Teacher | EP83

    Handling Unexpected Negative Feedback as a Teacher | EP83

    Receiving feedback from students and observers is an important part of teaching online, but receiving unexpected negative feedback can impact an educator’s confidence and motivation. In this episode, APU professor Dr. Bethanie Hansen introduces the concept of mental models and shares three steps to help online educators build resilience to receiving negative feedback including how to consider it, remain calm and in control, and address the feedback as necessary. Learn how instructors can address the fight-flight-freeze response, explore other perspectives, and find value in all types of feedback.
     
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    • 24 min
    Be Present: Best Practices for Authentic Teaching Online | EP82

    Be Present: Best Practices for Authentic Teaching Online | EP82

    Being present is one of the most important elements driving success in the online classroom. In this episode, APU professor Dr. Bethanie Hansen shares two practices that help online educators establish trust and set the tone for faculty and student success. Learn how instructors can establish their presence, share their personality and expertise with students, and build relationships with students so that everyone has a great experience in the class.
     
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    • 13 min

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