Have you been looking for more ways to increase engagement, personability, or community in your online courses? The article below shares some ideas, including how we as instructors can model these ideas and how we can design our course.
What are some ways you’ve fostered community in your online courses?If you have examples, we’d love to share them.
In my own courses, I’ve found discussions and instructor videos helpful. Even in our asynchronous courses, I’ve found discussions worthwhile for connecting students (even if current students are reflecting upon the posts of past students). I’ve also included videos of me, welcoming students or introducing material, to add a personable presence.