I will describe how we incorporate behavior analytic principles and procedures to teach behavior analysis online at the graduate level. Our curriculum team applies instructional design principles and procedures to develop curricula. These include specifying clear learning objectives, specifying critical and variable attributes of each concept, providing examples and non-examples of each concept, and providing frequent practice and feedback even during canned instruction (videotaped lectures, written material, and online exercises). Our instructional team provides live online instruction consisting mostly of practice, feedback, and clarification. Our evaluation and performance improvement team utilizes data to improve curricula and instructor performance. Co-instructors are provided with feedback and are on a pay-for-performance system. I will provide examples of many of these procedures and present data on instructor performance and student outcomes. The methods described may be used to teach other subject matters either online or on the ground.
August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania