EDU 915 Humanizing Online Learning
This course examines how to use your teacher presence in virtual instructional environments to humanize online learning. By fostering academic and social connections, teachers can build empathy, personalize learning and increase student motivation.
When students feel a connection to their instructor and the larger classroom community they are more motivated to learn, feel satisfaction with their work, and achieve success. This course has been designed to help teachers develop skills to keep the human element in their teaching as they move towards more online environments. Leveraging digital tools to create community and foster academic and social connections will not only elevate teaching and learning strategies but also enhance course design with emerging technologies. To humanize online instruction, teachers must critically analyze their teaching philosophy as it relates to online learning, understand how to use their teacher presence to personalize the learning environment, and leverage the use of emerging technologies and course design options that create high impact interactions.
*Participants in this course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. Information regarding these can be found on the course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
I will be incorporating more online activities and peer reviewsA.B., Music Teacher
The modeling of how to set up an online course done by the instructor and the practice assignments.L.K.
This course has immediately impacted my class. I took two of the lessons I created and implemented them into my course.L.K.
New strategies to use in class.A.B., Music Teacher
I got some really good ideas on how to help include more instructor presence into my course and connect with students.L.K.
This was very helpful to me as an educator who facilitates a blended course.A.B., Music Teacher