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.
There are interesting ways of perceiving or categorising Internet users, including the notion of ‘digital tribes’. Which tribe do you belong to?
Digital natives or immigrants? Time to come up with alternative conceptions eg digital visitors and residents…
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.
Inspiring and original ideas to use in online language classes, from Lindsay Clandfield.
Four different ways of structuring online videoconferencing sessions, webinars, or online conference presentations and online classes. Tips and activities.
Research suggests that learning in all fields is enhanced by the judicious use of video. Ideas on how to use video effectively in your online/elearning courses.
Ideas and tips on how to create engaging and useful online forum summaries in online courses