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Fostering Online Discussion


Adult Programs / Professional Development -
Adult Online Professional & Personal Development Fall 2022

Being engaged with online learners is one of the biggest weaknesses of online teachers.  Come discover how to continually engage students and build student success through your interaction, feedback and communication.  You will get first hand experience as your instructor models great interaction and engagement, plus you will come away with practical, how-to tips to better engage your online learners. 

This course can be taken alone or as part of the 3 course Certificate in Online Teaching.

Class Details

Unit 1: How Continual Engagement Helps You Foster Effective Online Discussions
  • What is continual engagement?
  • Why is continual engagement important?
  • Breaking down the barriers to effective continual engagement in your discussion interaction
Unit 2: Building Your Students’ Success through Your Interaction
  • Why continual engagement in online discussion is important to your students’ success
  • Choosing your words carefully in discussion interaction
  • Strategies to use at the beginning of your term
  • Strategies to use as the term gets underway
  • Strategies to use when things get hectic
Unit 3: Assessing Your Students’ Performance
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Communicating with students about grades
  • Some special challenges of group work and how to overcome them
Unit 4: Keeping Your Communication Skills Sharp
  • How networking with your peers can build your skills
  • Using break times effectively
  • Working with an assistant
  • How online interaction enhances your face-to-face instruction

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  Learning Resources Network, Inc


Virtual Class
Sun-Sat, Nov 7 - Dec 2
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

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Min Age   16 yr.

$ 195.00
single course