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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Understanding Online Learning | Origin: EL201 | New comment by Jonathan Keller

Online, even with teacher intervention and assistance requires students who are self-motivated, time management disciplined, and able to manage other life responsibilities simultaneously. I know,...

Linking Relationships to Retention | Origin: EL201 | New comment by Jonathan Keller

Retention is what all schools strive for, but some students due to their personal environment may not participate or are too quiet. Whether online or on Zoom, reaching out to all students is...

Understanding True Colors Personality Traits | Origin: EL117 | New comment by Muhammad Taqi Rahim Laghari

having True colors based understanding of personalities allows me to further enhance my understanding of behavioral cues and using that knowledge to understand/comprehend the unsaid needs of my...

Foundational Personality Trait Models | Origin: EL117 | New comment by Muhammad Taqi Rahim Laghari

My understanding of this topic material is that human behaviour and personality, complex as it may be, has been studied enough for us to draw useful, meaningful actionable data and patterns in...

Successful Online Learning Techniques | Origin: EL108 | New comment by Doug DeCook

7 principles of learning is fundamental for an instructor

Technical Skills | Origin: EL108 | New comment by Doug DeCook

using social media to our advantage as educators. 

Non-Technical Skills | Origin: EL108 | New comment by Doug DeCook

developing a CoP will be a great when teaching classes online

Online Persona | Origin: EL108 | New comment by Doug DeCook

time management will be a huge factor in both teacher and student success. motivation will also be key  

Making Your Course Accessible | Origin: EL111 | New comment by Jordan Maxwell

I will make sure to do everything in my power to make sure the student is comfortable and be open to any needs they may have to make learning more efficient for them

Online Communication Strategies | Origin: EL201 | New comment by Ashley Nadasky

I really like the examples of positive language and the ARCS email model. While this will be my first school year starting as an online teacher, I feel like the ARCS model should be taught to all...