Teach BIG: A framework-based approach to online teaching and learning

Kimberly A. Pesaturo, Hae Jin Cho, Andre T. Castaneda, Neil V. Reilly, Christina A. Verbetsky

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Introduction: Cultivating a rich, engaging learning atmosphere in the online environment can be challenging for even the most seasoned educators. Technologies are rapidly advancing, traditional classroom teaching strategies are integrating into the online arena, and students and faculty are evolving to meet the demands of their new learning environments. Perspective: One method to enhance teaching and learning in the online environment is the framework-based approach, summarized here as teach “BIG.” Teach “BIG” stands for a three-pronged method that incorporates creating balance, increasing engagement, and giving resources for success. Implications: Incorporation of the techniques described here can enhance online teaching in the didactic, hybrid, and experiential settings. While these are not all-inclusive means, the teach “BIG” approach may provide a foundation upon which to build successful online educational programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)933-937
Number of pages5
JournalCurrents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2022


  • Asynchronous
  • Engagement
  • Instruction
  • Learning
  • Online
  • Synchronous


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