Monday, July 23

Guidelines for Establishing Interactivity in Online Courses

Link to article (By Mark Mabrito. You need to subscribe to Innovate to view this article, but it is free)
"Establishing fruitful interaction in online courses is a persistent challenge. Mark Mabrito shares his personal practices with readers, outlining the tools and policies he has used to enhance interactivity with students, among students, and between students and course content. Mabrito explores the fine lines that instructors must walk:

  • Encouraging participation without being overbearing.
  • Evaluating student input without making it a dreaded requirement.
  • Allowing for spontaneous reactions while promoting careful reasoning and good writing skills.
  • Providing ample resources without overloading or confusing students.

For educators struggling with such issues, this article offers clear and practical strategies."

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