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Communicating with Students Online - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, we'll take a look at what components make up effective communication strategies in an online format. We'll cover things like question-asking strategies in an online course, how to use student communication to adjust online instruction, and proper online etiquette. As you progress through this chapter we'll show you numerous aspects of effective online communication with your students including:
- How to evaluate students posts in an online course
- Using qualitative feedback to encourage online learning
- Safety protocols of using interactive technology
- How to handle disruptions and emergencies as an online instructor
Our professional instructors will guide you through these components of effective online communication with your students and much more. You'll have the opportunity to learn at your own pace, right from the comforts of home. Our video players are easy to navigate allowing you to jump from topic to topic effortlessly, allowing you to customize your learning experience. At the end of each lesson you'll have the chance to measure your understanding of the material by taking one of your self-assessment quizzes.
1. Instructor Response Time for Online Courses: Requirements & Expectations
In this lesson, we will explore why it is important that online course instructors have policies for response time, and we will discuss guidelines and expectations for those response times.
2. Posing Stimulating Questions in an Online Course Forum
As the use of online forums increases, there is a definite need to know how to effectively write questions for this medium. This lesson provides teachers with a list of common online forum question types and advice on how to write such questions.
3. Evaluating Student Posts in Online Course Forums
Online courses lose the real-time conversations that happen in a classroom, but technology can replicate the process through online forums. In this lesson, we will analyze how to assess students' contributions in online discussion forums.
4. Promoting Online Learning through Qualitative Feedback
In this lesson, we will cover qualitative feedback on online assignments in a way that is meaningful and actionable for the student--in other words, using online feedback to promote further learning.
5. Using Student Communication to Adapt Online Instruction
Did you know that monitoring the types of questions submitted by your students can help you as an online instructor improve course instruction and course communication? This lesson explains how to use student inquiries to improve overall communication in your virtual classroom.
6. Online Etiquette: Definition & Rules
What is online etiquette? How do you write an email without breaking the rules? Learn how to make a good impression and avoid putting your foot in your mouth when using the Internet.
7. Handling Disruptions & Emergencies as an Online Instructor
Do you know what you will do when an emergency arises and you have to be absent from your online classroom? 'Life happens' to us all and having a strategy for how to communicate changes that disrupt the pattern of the online learning classroom is critical.
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