Fostering Online Discussion

Course number : U-1064   
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Being engaged with your online learners throughout the course is one of the three biggest weaknesses of online teachers. It is also one of the three biggest ways to take your online course to the next level, making it a superior learning experience for your learners. Come experience how to do it from the creator of the concept and practice of ‘continual engagement’ in teaching. Discover how to build student success through your interaction, how to give online learners feedback, communicating with them about everything from subject matter to delicate issues to grading. You will come away with advanced, practical, how-to tips from one of the foremost authorities on fostering online discussion. And you will see how your instructor models great interaction and engagement in the online environment. Agenda Unit 1 How Continual Engagement Helps You Foster Effective Online Discussions What is continual engagement? Why is continual engagement important? Breaking down the barriers to effective continual engagement in your discussion interaction Unit 2 Building Your Students’ Success through Your Interaction Why continual engagement in online discussion is important to your students’ success Choosing your words carefully in discussion interaction Strategies to use at the beginning of your term Strategies to use as the term gets underway Strategies to use when things get hectic Unit 3 Assessing Your Students’ Performance Giving effective feedback Communicating with students about grades Some special challenges of group work and how to overcome them Unit 4 Keeping Your Communication Skills Sharp How networking with your peers can build your skills Using break times effectively Working with an assistant How online interaction enhances your face-to-face instruction

Class Details

Sessions
Online 24/7

Location

Instructor
Mary Dereshiwsky 

Class Fee: 

$145.00


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/3/2017 - 7/28/2017 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM TBD Mary Dereshiwsky 

Other Class Offerings

Fostering Online Discussion
ID: 63335

11/06/17 - 12/01/17
Online 24/7

Location

Instructor
Mary Dereshiwsky

916-781-6280