The Engaging Online Learners Performance Group is for dedicated instructors to come together to discuss challenges, solutions, trends and hot topics related to engaging online learners.  Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance. 


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Engaging Students with Disabilities | New comment by Breezy Houston

First, I ask the students to introduce themselves to the class and to me the instructor. I then also use a tool that helps me to see how each students learn best within an online environment and...

Student Need | New blog by Cassandra Presley

I took EL111 for students with disablities and recieved some great tips that will apply to all students. As I prepare my courseroom I will be mindful of my font, and the message conveyed.   &nb...

Engaging Students with Disabilities | New discussion by Cassandra Presley

It's difficult for students to open up when they have a disablity. Often times they go through life trying to compensate for the disalbity and cover it up as much as possible. How do we get students t...

True Colors | New discussion by Julie Lidberg

I enjoyed learning about the True Colors personality profiling system as that was new information to me. I plan on using the idea of asking questions on the Introduction/Ice Breakers Discussion ...

How does one engage a student that does not speak English well? | New comment by David Lounsbury

There are a number of translation programs that can be utilized to clarify what you are saying in your instructions where they translate English into the students first language.  I recommend...

TC | New discussion by Marie Moran

I especially enjoyed reading design for all types of personalites. I can see many of the personalities in my class. I find many of the online students are introvert, only a few will show to be extrove...

How does one engage a student that does not speak English well? | New comment by Marie Moran

I'd try to focus on terms that the student was familiar with and also use images as much as possible. For example, an image of the colon with the word "colon" next to it should be easy to...

CD | New discussion by Marie Moran

When I taught on campus students used a CD to practice medical terminology. I used a projecor to show what the questions were asking. Students were very engaged in this "game" and would shout out answ...

New technology | New blog by Ann Hill

Strategies plays a major role in how the online student reacts to assignments and the outcome of the grades they receive. Communication is so important and getting back to the student with questions i...

How does one engage a student that does not speak English well? | New discussion by Ann Hill

I have students from another part of the world and ask for an instructor who speaks Spanish or other language. How does one deal with students who lack English communication?