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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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?

Where can we call attention to incorrect grammar within the course's content? EL201 | New comment by Sarah Cade

I think it starts from the first time the student is submitting work.  I would send the student an email pointing out these discrepencies.  Also I would reinforce the importance of correct...

Engaging Online Learners | New blog by Paula Bordenkecher

I find this course to be very helpful to the online instructor. While we certainly use most of the tools mentioned in this course, it allows us how to align these tools with best practices. Even somet...

EL103 - Teaching Online: A Student-Centered Approach | New blog by Paula Bordenkecher

I recommend this course. It really allows you to reflect upon how online classes are created and all who are involved as stakeholders in the success of the class. I feel that as an online professor, u...

Keeping Students Engaged | New comment by Lynn Macias

I have some of the same issues and sometimes it is the technology that gets in the way. I just had a great conversation with a student tonight who is taking her first online class and I ha...