Driving Learner Engagement in an Online Environment: Course Conclusions

Conclusions:

Learner engagement is critical to achieving online presence. Through the use of specific constructivist design principles, instructional effectiveness, facilitation of discourse, and interactive activities and technology, you can build a collaborative learning environment where academic communities thrive.


Conclusions:

After completing this course, do you feel that you can successfully:

  • Locate the latest research regarding community building in an online learning environments and identify trends?
  • Design an interactive learning environment where community formation can take place?
  • Facilitate meaningful discussion and allow learners to direct their own learning through peer-to-peer interactions?
  • Use instructor-to-learner interactions to effectively drive engagement and increase learner motivation?
  • Identify active learning opportunities that align with and support instructional goals?
  • Successfully incorporate Web 2.0 technologies to increase collaboration and foster a sense of community?



Considerations:

In your first reflection blog, you all mentioned your apprehensions about teaching a fully online course. I put your top concerns into a word cloud:

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Now that you've completed this course, consider the following:

  • Are these topics still a source of anxiety for you?
  • What do you plan to do to address these topics in the future?
  • What have you learned that impacted your current feelings on these topics?






Thank you for your participation!

I hope that you enjoyed this workshop and feel confident and excited to develop fully online learning experiences!



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ETAP 623 Spring 2019 | Taylor Walsh

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