Netiquette – or “internet etiquette” refers to the the code of behavior governing respectful and productive online interaction. The infographic below, created by Touro College’s Department of Online Education, highlights 7 key netiquette rules to keep in mind!
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3 Tech Tools to Increase Participation in Virtual Discussions
In this blog post, I want to introduce you to some easy-to-use tech tools have the potential to provide exciting and innovative ways for virtual discussion to take place and increase student engagement. Read below to learn more about three tech tools that can be especially interesting for students: Padlet, Flipgrid, and Yellowdig.
The Four Cs of Online Education
A school’s role is complex and constantly developing. What began as means through which to teach a trade evolved into a forum through which to impart knowledge. Today’s classrooms go beyond these original objectives and are intended to “prepare all…
Learner Interactivity in a Synchronous Classroom
In this interesting presentation, Claudia Dornbusch of Facilitador.com demonstrates how to promote learner interactivity in a synchronous classroom. Discover how to engage learners while not losing sight of the learning objectives.
Debunking the Common Misconception about Flipped Online Classrooms
How can a course be flipped when there is no physical setting in the first place? Discover how to flip your online classroom.
15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC]
“Netiquette” refers to rules of etiquette that apply to online communication.
Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards.
How to Write Good Discussion Questions
For a fantastic guide to writing good discussion questions, take a look at the chart below from “Generating and Facilitating Engaging and Effective Online Discussions” from the University of Oregon’s Teaching Effectiveness Program.
Active Learning Techniques in Online Courses
Active learning is an engaging form of learning that involves higher-order thinking skills such as evaluation, synthesis, and analysis. It is much more effective than the passive learning that occurs when students simply listen to a lecture or watch a powerpoint presentation. When engaged in active learning, students are forced to process and apply the information that they learned.
Watch this video to understand how professors of online courses can create opportunities for active learning.
10 Tips for Making Personal Connections With Students in Online Courses
In the absence of face-to-face interactions, how can professors of online courses develop relationships with their students?
Follow these 10 tips to generate a sense of personal connection with your students.
10 Tips for Boosting Participation in Online Discussion Boards
In a regular classroom setting, discussions are generated spontaneously and participation is encouraged naturally by the professor’s verbal or implied feedback – such as eye contact, nodding, and facial expressions of approval or surprise. When these factors are not present…