High-tech done for you is more important than hands on tech When a student is in crisis or a student wants to brainstorm an idea when they need a question answered. I want to be efficient and one of the best ways of doing that is using the telephone, And so that’s a real high-touch way that has been really effective for me and I had really avoided it for a long time, because I thought no, that’s really not The technology of online education, but everything is the technology of online education, Establish social presence using digital storytelling. When you start a face-to-face classroom, when that professor comes in you’re looking at their clothes, the way they act, their jokes, the stories all these things,
They size up who they are So for me, one of the things I leveraged or relied on is the power of storytelling. The power of storytelling — telling stories is a great way to establish your presence and to help students get to know each other as real people Use technology intentionally. I think we get so excited. I know I do about new tools and new digital communities and social media tools and technologies that we can use to really enhance what we’re trying to achieve with the students in our courses. But we sometimes let the tools drive our decision making, as opposed to going back to our learning objectives and saying. What do we really want to achieve? Does the tool help us achieve that Just because we get really excited The power of external resources.
There are tons of resources out there that, if you just take the time to look, it’s amazing what you can use to supplement your online courses. You don’t have to do all the work yourself. It doesn’t always have to be contained in the LMS or in the textbook, and hopefully, though, that also help encourage and teach your students that there are great resources out there if you just spend the time, Make your expectations explicit, Being explicit in your directions in your expectations. In everything that you are trying to achieve with students that so often we keep that secret, we keep that hidden as faculty. We know what it is. Sometimes we don’t even know that we’re keeping it hidden
Make it really easy for students to find out what is it that they have to do that week? When is it due? What are the points? What’s it worth those types of things, Fun and playfulness, and the unexpected Doing something that’s different can really jolt them and re-energize them and re-engage them in a way that allows them to express themselves creatively So that it’s not just writing an essay. But let’s write a screenplay that demonstrates your understanding of these concepts, Anything that adds a little playfulness. I think it just re-engages people and makes the online experience not feel so. Cookie-Cutter (, fun, upbeat music ). You have to log in regularly. You probably should plan at least five days a week to be logging into your course Now that doesn’t mean you have to log in all day five days a week, Sometimes people, I think, misconstrue that and say things like “Well, online learning’s, just”. So much more work these days. Well, I don’t necessarily buy that, but it’s very distributed.
The faculty that I know that are the most successful in my own experiences have been they log in regularly to their courses The power of personal feedback, One of the things that I find that students really value and that they take away from is when they get Specific individual feedback that’s meaningful and by not just giving feedback but giving audio/video feedback. I’ve had students come back to me and they really comment on how it was very meaningful to hear that even that inflection in my voice, and that they could actually walk away with the positive comments. There’S a lot of times where you just type stuff out: they just see the negative. Just come through right…