Blogs can serve as an alternative to discussion boards but still build community.
Laura V Coulter
Building engagement in an online course isn’t always easy. Students have many reasons to walk away or not engage, most… Read More »Discussion Board Challenges Are Much More Than Just A Challenge
As an online instructor, you miss the automatic feedback that comes from watching your students’ expressions and body language as you teach. One way to pull that kind of feedback from online learners is to use well-written discussion board open-ended questions.
An excerpt from Online Course Creation Made Easy: 25 Activities to Engage Your Online Learners. Learning Activity 7: Discussion Board: Introductions
Learning activities are anything built into your course that helps the learner interact with the content and deepen the learning.
Writing strong goals, objectives, and outcomes is like creating a detailed map of your online course. It makes the job of developing the course much easier.
Why is the teacher-student relationship in an online course important, Again? In this series, we’ve covered building community in a… Read More »The Impact of Teacher-Student Relationships in an Online Course – Part 2
Building community in an online course skyrockets student learning. The teacher-student relationship in an online course is a cornerstone to that community. This two-part series explores how instructors can build those teacher-student relationships.
Using teamwork to build community is a high return investment. Students benefit from teamwork a number of ways.
Building community in an online course is hard. That’s a given. I’ve taught online classes where the discussion board was… Read More »How Building Community in an Online Course Skyrockets Learner Success – Part 2