I'm over at Open Learn clicking through the free course 'Taking Your Teaching Online'. I am spurred on by the need to be taking a class this Friday, and then five next week, entlirely online with a group of 17 and 18 year olds.
I have run workshops online with adults (staff, colleagues) so this will be different. I must not see the students as 'the enemy' but I must also be forewarned and forarmed. It looks like this course will give me some of the insights and amunition that I need.
Set aside some time to play and familiarise yourself with the tools you expect to use.
Engaging and motivating students online > https://youtu.be/DvJuzE-g7OM
- They need to see the value … to tie it to assessment.
- Have some participation marks involved.
- Engineer the momentum. Establish some ground rules.
- Set expectations: say ‘Hi’, a sentence … a couple of sentences.
- Engage in ways that they enjoy, not simply that I am used to.
- Have students sensing your presence there.
- Not dominating, but the ‘guide on the side’ to help them along.
- The quieter voice may flower online.
- Create an online learning community