Online learners want to feel that they are part of a class or program and that they are valued as students.  The more they can become engaged in the course the more they will feel they are contributing to the learning process. This group is for educators who aspire to discuss and master the competencies necessary for exemplary performance and top customer service in a dynamic, rapidly changing higher education landscape.  Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance. 


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Engaging Online Learners | Origin: EL141 | New comment by Dahlia Brown

This was a great experience and I learned that students need motivation to be successful foo online courses. Students need various methods of directions for assignments and projects. These could...

Useful tool for engaging online learners | New blog by Dahlia Brown

While taking courses for my degree, I took primairly online courses and one of the amazing tools the instrutor used for our research and discussion board was Google Earth. The instructor gave us discu...

Social Networking | Origin: EL110 | New comment by Baran Galocy

Hi,   I am not much for posting in or reading discussions so I understand when my students say "what email?" when I reference previous instruction.  Anyway, I just realized how easy it...

Measuring Good Communication | Origin: EL105 | New comment by Aricka McCauley

The on line learning should be an asset to what you are learning in class. maybe it will give certin students a clearer view of what is being taught in class. With a rubrics, we can access students...

Helping Students Communicate Effectively Online | Origin: EL105 | New comment by Aricka McCauley

I have learned that different age groups will learn and communicate in different ways. Before you send your student a message make sure you are putting in the right wording, as to not offend the...

Civility and Managing Overall Communication | Origin: EL105 | New comment by Aricka McCauley

I have learned to make sure that I am staying on top of communication with my students. And it is okay to disapline. And use different methods for disaplining. 

Technology Tools for Effective Communication | Origin: EL105 | New comment by Aricka McCauley

I have learned that using social media to interact with your students can be an efftive tool for communication. I looked at texting to be too personal for communicating with students, but in the...

Online Communication Strategies | Origin: EL201 | New comment by Maria Perez

Communicating online has to be as interactive as in-person to make the students feel heard and connected.

The Role of Technology | Origin: EL201 | New comment by Maria Perez

Technology is essential for an online course.  You can use synchronized scheduled meetings based out of a cell instead of a computer. 

Understanding Online Learning | Origin: EL201 | New comment by Maria Perez

You have to be able to reach the student on a different level to create an environment where they feel they are in the classroom even online.