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Daila Boufford 
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 
703 706-4600 


Online Event 


Archived Recording:

Online Teaching Methods for FCS Professionals

Traditional classroom-based instruction will always be a mainstay in education. Online learning, however, is experiencing explosive growth in colleges, high school, even middle school.


It is opening doors to millions of students....and increasing the need for high quality training programs for teachers as well as other training professionals.


This specialized training webinar was developed specifically for FCS professionals in all settings.


AAFCS is proud to offer the following educational webinar (1.5 PDUs):


Online Teaching Methods for FCS Professionals


Presented by Dr. Ruth Neustifter


Archived Recording:  90-minute program 


Register Now!


New Bundled Pricing Discount when you purchase 3 webinars together.


In just 90 minutes, these learning objectives will be addressed:


  • Compare and contrast strategies for teaching online vs. face-to-face
  • Discuss different modalities of online teaching
  • Learn how to achieve interpersonal connection with online students leading to higher retention
  • Discover how to create an online learning community to support the course
  • Increase awareness of andragogy vs. pedagogy


Whether you are teaching an online course now and want to enhance your skills or are just considering moving into this relatively new domain, this webinar will be appropriate for you. Teaching online can be intimidating to some and thrilling to others-but everyone should be aware of the best practices available to guide you.


Several common stereotypes surrounding online education will be discussed. Do these sound familiar?

  • Online education is an inferior mode of learning
  • It is only for adult learners
  • Faculty ends up feeling isolated
  • It is too difficult to learn if you've been engaged in traditional teaching for a long time
  • Students are desperate or not engaged

Bring your own perceptions, concerns, and your questions...this will be an interactive session.


Learn the 10 Simple Best Practices

Your presenter, Dr. Ruth Neustifter, who has a wealth of experience in both face-to-face and online teaching, will give you the tools you need to ensure success. She will help you understand how to evaluate and grade students, provide feedback effectively, compensate for lack of body language, and how to develop meaningful projects that engage students in real world issues. You will be surprised at how easy it is to implement these practices.


Reinventing Your Classroom Will be Highly Rewarding

Adapting your content and style for online learning is an invigorating process that will allow you to stretch the boundaries of learning, be creative, and reach out in new ways to impart knowledge. You will hear how it can be fun and enjoyable for both the teacher and the students!


You Don't Need to Be a Technology Wizard

The technology is not as challenging as you might think and is becoming more and more user-friendly as the demand for online education grows. This webinar will cover the two main platforms in use today: Elluminate and Blackboard, but it is not necessary for you to be familiar with either one.


Who Should Register?  University professors, Extension educators, high school and middle school teachers, and other training professionals or individuals working with adult learners, particularly those who teach FCS content. Are you wondering if online education is for you? Been engaged in online teaching for a few years and want to improve your skills? Considering a job shift or career transition? Want to keep pace and remain competitive in the job market? These are all excellent reasons for you to register.


Online Learning is Here to Stay.  Nearly 30% of higher education students now take at least one course online. It is time for you to discover the possibilities!


About the presenter: Ruth Neustifter, PhD, has been teaching exclusively online for 3˝ years at the university level. She holds a doctoral degree in Child & Family Development with specializations in Family Therapy and Qualitative Research. She is on the graduate faculty at Amridge University, an accredited online university where she trains future faculty members as well as student-therapists. Dr. Neustifter also offers training in her areas of specialization through a plethora of online means, from blogging and other social media to tele-groups and online videos. She presented at the AAFCS Conference in 2010 and was awarded scholarship support from AAFCS during her doctoral studies.


How does an archive work? Once you register for the archived event, your confirmation email will contain log in instructions for viewing the archived event.  You may choose the day and time that you view the event, but please be aware that registration gives you access to 1 viewing only.

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$35 for AAFCS members ($50 non-members) 

New Bundled Pricing Discount when you purchase 3 webinars together 

If you work at a higher ed institution and would be interested in using this webinar as content in your classroom, please contact Daila Boufford for information on special site license rates!