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.
Free monthly webinars (online workshops or seminars) from the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG 2011 – 2012.
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.