|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.
Coffee courses are run through the ANU Online blog: http://anuonline.weblogs.anu.edu.au. It will involve reading & commenting on 6 blog posts over 1 week. Each post will take 10-15 minutes to work through. For more information: http://anuonline.weblogs.anu.edu.au/coffee-courses/