5 ways to enhance your social presence in online courses

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.

Teaching Online

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.