Are you teaching online classes and interested in an instructional strategy which could help strengthen your relationships with students, while also influencing their level of performance, motivation, and engagement? The online classroom does not change the basic principles of adult learning; but the format of learning has changed when it is enabled by technology. However, the online classroom may change the nature of the student's involvement. A student's need for self-motivation and taking responsibility for their involvement in class may be greater with an online class.
The online student's engagement in the class is usually encouraged through the use of discussion boards and asynchronous interactions with his or her instructor. Performance in an online classroom environment...Continue reading »