Learn about engaging students online in this short course.
ANU Online is offering a new type of professional development for teachers called the coffee course. These short, fully online courses can be done in just 10 minutes a day, while you have a quick coffee (or tea) break.
Engaging Students Online
More and more material is being put online for students to use, but are they engaging with it? It’s a common scenario for discussion forums to remain empty, and for teachers to be unsure if students are using the material they are putting online. How can you foster student activity, conversation, and engagement in your online courses?
This coffee course will discuss strategies for encouraging and facilitating student engagement in your course sites. It will investigate the differences between online and face-to-face learning, and explore how to involve students more in their online learning. Participants will learn: techniques for adapting classroom activities for online, how to develop successful online activities, how to communicate effectively online, and to effectively build sustained engagement in online courses.
This course will be run from Wednesday, 8 February to Wednesday, 15 February 2017 through the Coffee Courses Blog. There will be one blog post on each of these days, which will take 10-15 minutes to work through. Feel free to leave comments or respond to other participants on the posts.
To join the course, or for more information, subscribe to our blog. You can also register through HORUS and have the course appear on your professional development record. Log in to HORUS, select Training Catalogue, then select the course AOC003 - Engaging Students Online to register.