Balancing Act: Managing Instructor Presence and Workload When Creating an Interactive Community of Learners

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Increasingly, online educators are faced with two key directives that are critical for student success and retention: increasing instructor presence and building a community of learners. All too often, instructors with the best intentions try to implement these concepts by being hyper responsive, trying to maintain as close to a 24/7 presence in the online classroom as possible and responding to each student discussion posting, blog, or wiki. Such an approach, however, leaves instructors exhausted, burned out, or frustrated.

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