Engaging Online Students

Module 4-Instructional Design in Online Environments

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Engaging students in the online environment is critical for success. In this module, we will explore strategies for engaging students, creating learning communities, and effective facilitation in online environments.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

*Discuss strategies for engagement and motivation in online learning environments.

*Explore the Community of Inquiry framework.

*Create a community-building activity.

Module 4 To Read/To Watch

Read these articles regarding engaging online students:

Watch these videos regarding engaging online students:

Teaching Strategies: Engaging Students for Online discussions
Bryant & Stratton College - Engaging Online Students
Building Community: Laying The Foundations for Success Online

Module 4 To Do

Discussion Post: Write a reflective response by Friday, April 1 to the videos and articles included in this module. What applications and connections can you make to your own classroom or to the K-12 arena? Respond to at least two classmates by Sunday, April 3.

Discussion Post: Share one community-building activity you could include in an online learning environment by Sunday, April 3. Use the Padlet below to leave your response.

Assignment: Online Community-Building Activity by Sunday, April 3.