What Are the Communication 'Musts' in an Online Class?
Establishing effective communication in online classes can be challenging. We show you how to use technology to create an effective online learning environment. You will learn five essential steps to enhance your online communication.
Create an Effective Online Learning Environment
Establishing effective communication in online classes can be challenging.
The 20 Minute Mentor program What Are the Communication 'Musts' in an Online Class? shows you how to use technology to create an effective online learning environment.
Presenter Jill Schiefelbein draws on her experience as an online educator, an adjunct professor at Arizona State University, and a communications consultant, as well as interviews with online students, to help you create the instructor-to-student communication students want.
This session is fast and focused, designed to provide practical and proven tips you can learn quickly and put to work right away while teaching online.
Schiefelbein shows you how effective communication can enhance online education if you follow these five essential steps:
- Use instructor introduction and course expectation videos to set students up for success
- Provide students an opportunity to interact out of class with online “hallway conversations”
- Use voice announcements to keep students up to date on class responsibilities
- Help students monitor their progress and offer them encouragement and support
- Establish genuine connection with students through mediated communication
Following through on these five “musts” will strengthen student relationships with you as an instructor, deepen online student engagement with course content, and increase their level of participation in class.
What Are the Communication 'Musts' in an Online Class? is perfect for instructors who are new to the online learning environment, as well as those seeking to polish their online education skills.
After this online course facilitation session, you will:
- Understand that a lack of communication is a kind of communication
- Realize how connecting with online students enriches their learning experience
- Be able to strengthen your credibility with students through online communication techniques
- Employ specific communication strategies to increase student participation and engagement
Examples and links
Handouts, checklists, and more help you put your learning into practice. Supplemental materials provide real-life examples of each of the five “musts” so you can see these rules in action. You’ll also receive links to a website for “communication musts” and links to technology to help you accomplish them.
Product Code: PM12MA
Speaker, author, entrepreneur and recovering academic Jill Schiefelbein is The Dynamic Communicator™. From analyzing classified documents obtained from military raids of terrorist camps to assessing jihad messaging strategies, to starting and managing an online education office serving 60,000+ students, to her own entrepreneurial ventures, Jill successfully creates and executes communication strategies that help people and companies solve problems, retain and develop employees, and enhance the bottom line.
With eight years of business-building, eleven years of university teaching, sixteen years of speaking experience and a desire to help businesses and individuals reach their goals, Jill is uniquely positioned to help you and your business utilize dynamic communication to accelerate results. She is co-author of Business and Professional Communication in the Global Workplace, a frequent guest on business podcasts, and an official video partner and contributing writer for Entrepreneur. Learn more at http://thedynamiccommunicator.com and follow Jill on Twitter @dynamicjill.
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