What Do Students Want in Online Courses?
Asking the right questions can be just as important as getting the right answers. This is particularly important when it comes to designing for the online student. Learn how you can create a better online course experience. This pointed and practical session will show you how to meet online students’ desires without sacrificing your standards.
Online course feedback
As an educator, you know asking the right questions can be just as important as getting the right answers.
This is particularly important when it comes to designing for the online student.
Find out how you can create a better online course experience with What Do Students Want in Online Courses?, a Magna 20-Minute Mentor.
This pointed and practical session will show you how to meet online students’ desires without sacrificing your standards.
You’ll see that developing a course with the online student profile in mind can enhance student engagement and promote development of self-motivated learning.
Jill Schiefelbein, a communications consultant, instructor at Arizona State University, and longtime online educator, draws on her extensive experience in online course design to show you that providing what online students want isn’t all about an easy A.
Gathering student feedback through multiple channels is key. So is putting that information to work in your course in a meaningful way, and Schiefelbein shows you how to do both.>
You’ll learn the six key themes Schiefelbein has identified in her research and how you can incorporate the following when you’re designing for the online student:
The online environment presents unique challenges and opportunities for instructors and students alike when it comes to online student engagement.
Find out how you can make it a rewarding experience for everyone by ordering this Magna 20-Minute Mentor today
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Like all Magna 20-Minute Mentors, What Do Students Want in Online Courses?is designed to provide you with grab-and-go information.
Schiefelbein shares the practical implications of her research, reviewing action items for each of the six themes she’s identified. You’ll learn:
- Communication tips to reach students with different learning styles
- Online students’ desires for course updates
- Scheduling guidelines to help you support needs identified in the online student profile
- The optimal number of “clicks to action” to help you organize course materials
- What online students want to learn about you
- The five different connections to keep in mind when designing for the online student
- Strategies for increasing student involvement
In addition to what you’ll learn in the session, the handouts Jill Schiefelbein provides for seminar attendees are a treasure trove of information, consisting of tips, tricks, lists, and links to communication technology as well as hours of student feedback.
You’ll have direct access to rich sources of information to guide your ongoing development as an online instructor.
Effective designing for the online student requires faculty to recalibrate their approach in light of the online student profile. After participating in this seminar, you’ll:
- Understand student perspectives on online education and how their feedback can help you create a better class experience
- Learn how to transform student feedback into actionable items
- Know how to reach online students through effective communication practices
What Do Students Want in Online Courses? will speak to you, no matter what discipline you teach or whether you work for a public or private institution.
That’s because all educators face the challenge of encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning. It’s especially important for online instructors to find ways to connect with and serve online students.
If you’re new to the process of designing for the online student, this seminar will give you the tools you need to address online students’ desires while pursuing your own pedagogical goals.
Even if you’re experienced with the online teaching environment, this seminar will deliver new insights into what online students want and how you can incorporate this feedback into your teaching.
Make a commitment to your online students—order now.
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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