Engaging Students in Online Courses

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by Alecia Chatham, Department of Modern Languages and Classics Keeping students engaged online is definitely challenging. It is a balancing act between engaging and distracting learners! As mentioned in previous posts, the types of questions you ask and how you ask them (for example, timed/un-timed responses) are very important. My strategy for student engagement includes dividing assignments […]

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Crafting Online Discussion Questions

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by Alecia Chatham, Department of Modern Languages and Classics Building a community is a key factor in online teaching. Most online classes have a discussion forum for this purpose. Seems simple, right? Well, it’s not as simple as posting a question and requesting responses. This task can present unexpected challenges because some subjects simply do […]

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