Building Interaction into Online Courses. Kristin Bird, Principal. http://technologyactivelearning.pbwiki.com/. Role of the Instructor . To create a dynamic and academically effective learning environment In online courses, this is especially required.
Kristin Bird, Principal
“Interaction is one of the most important elements of online instruction because it is helpful for learners in getting feedback from the instructor about their performance in course-related activities and also for encouraging learners to engage in active learning.”
“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
You must decide:
(explore new ideas, review concepts, compare experiences …)
(readings, in-class discussion, personal opinion …)
(when, how often, types of postings: original vs. response …)
Students need to be held accountable for the content of the course. How can we do this?
We are essentially…
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