Course Design New approaches to Instructor Presence 9/14/2021
Although students may not receive a lot of face time with instructors in an online course, cultivating a safe and engaging environment is as essential as in a conventional classroom. Student motivation and perseverance is correlated with how connected they feel to the instructor and the learning environment and that doesn’t change with an online course.
Consistent and regular communication from faculty can establish and maintain a strong instructor presence. This could include (but is not limited to):
a self-introduction (perhaps as a video) to begin the course
regular e-mail communications about assignments
moderating a discussion board to ensure students contribute in a thoughtful manner
Understand what instructor presence is and how it motivates students to engage in the course materials and learning activities
Apply a chosen approach/concept/idea/strategy to a specific component of your course
Participate in discussions about how to apply these ideas in your course(s).
NOTE: Use this [Zoom link] to join at the time of the workshop you have registered for.
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