How are present are you as an instructor in your online courses? Research* has shown that tutor presence – the sense of the tutor being there – is a key motivator for online students. The trick is to find the middle ground between being omnipresent (and too stifling), and being invisible (and appearing uninterested ). Here are five things that can help you strike this balance.
How to run engaging webinars, online classes, videoconferencing sessions, or online presentations.
Excellent videos about online learning and teaching (elearning). A good resource for online tutors.
mLearning (mobile learning) resources and suggestions.
How to effectively integrate technology (ICT) in a principled manner into your teaching: some key questions to ask yourself.
There are interesting ways of perceiving or categorising Internet users, including the notion of ‘digital tribes’. Which tribe do you belong to?
Tips, advice and short cuts for new Amazon Kindle e-reader users.
Digital natives or immigrants? Time to come up with alternative conceptions eg digital visitors and residents…
PART 2 of a 4-part Beginner´s Guide series about Web 1.0, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, and xWeb (the extended web). Part 2 looks at Web 3.0 – ‘the Internet of things’ or the ‘semantic’ web.
Nicky Hockly’s new book (with Lindsay Clandfield) ‘Teaching Online: Tools and techniques, options and opportunities’ is published by Delta Publishing. Essential reading for online tutors and full of practical advice and activities.