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.
There are interesting ways of perceiving or categorising Internet users, including the notion of ‘digital tribes’. Which tribe do you belong to?
Inspiring and original ideas to use in online language classes, from Lindsay Clandfield.
An online course has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Activities and tips for tutors starting off your online course.