by Janice Florent
Many online courses still rely heavily on text-based information and lack the rich visual context and warm human interactions that the social web offers.
In a Faculty Focus article, Rob Kelly states,
Taking an online course can be an isolating experience, but it doesn’t have to be. There are several key techniques you can employ to humanize your online courses and thus improve the learning experience as well as success and retention rates.
Rob suggests the following as ways to humanize your online courses:
- Create an inviting space
- Include your personality
- Personalize the discussion forum
- Provide ways for students to make the course their own