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Related to asynchronous online courses (EL116)

For this discussion, I would like you to respond to the following question, providing examples of how you would resolve the problem:  Students have complained that online classes (asynchronous) do not involve the opportunity to ask questions and get quick responses from instructors the way they would in a face-to-face or a synchronous class.  I have seen some courses include an "ask the teacher" open discussion post available for students, but this doesn't provide the spontaneous Q and A I think that they are looking for.  I have created a Zoom hour for some of my classes, but these have been set as a once per week opportunity, and while it gets some student participation, it has been hit or miss.  So here's the question:  Is there a method you use or have heard of that would resolve the student's need for Q and A time with the instructor that can mimic the spontaneity of a face to face classroom?  Please provide examples.

Make up a topic

Topic allows  discussion  of a specific  topic

Static courses

Touch points in a static class really seem to enhance a course even when it is asynchronous.

Communication and Trades | Origin: EL121

This is a general discussion forum for the following learning topic: Teaching Skills and Trades Online  --> Communication and Trades Post what you've learned about this topic and how you intend to apply it. Feel free to post questions and comments too.

Why Integrated Learning Matters | Origin: EL121

This is a general discussion forum for the following learning topic: Teaching Skills and Trades Online  --> Why Integrated Learning Matters Post what you've learned about this topic and how you intend to apply it. Feel free to post questions and comments too.

Learning Trades Online | Origin: EL121

This is a general discussion forum for the following learning topic: Teaching Skills and Trades Online  --> Learning Trades Online Post what you've learned about this topic and how you intend to apply it. Feel free to post questions and comments too.

Learning Skills Online | Origin: EL121

This is a general discussion forum for the following learning topic: Teaching Skills and Trades Online  --> Learning Skills Online Post what you've learned about this topic and how you intend to apply it. Feel free to post questions and comments too.

Characteristics of Quality Online Courses

Online education uses digital tools to achieve the teaching and learning process, creates a virtual environment to facilitate communication between students and teachers, which is why online education encourages interaction and the creation of collaborative and feedback ties. with the purpose of sharing and building knowledge. On the other hand, we must guarantee quality so that the learning process is effective.

College classes should eliminate letter grades

Should college classes eliminate letter grades and only submit pass or fail?

Relatable Materials

It is important to share information with students that they can apply to real life experiene as well as information that they can connect with.

How do you feel online learning should be mapped?

Tell me what you expect out of an online course.

Differences Among Students

We sometimes forget that students come from different environments; therefore, it is important as instructors to design the courses accordingly.

Why Utilize Virtual Internships | Origin: EL119

This is a general discussion forum for the following learning topic: Virtual Internships --> Why Utilize Virtual Internships Post what you've learned about this topic and how you intend to apply it. Feel free to post questions and comments too.

Introduction to Virtual Internships (VIs) | Origin: EL119

This is a general discussion forum for the following learning topic: Virtual Internships --> Introduction to Virtual Internships (VIs) Post what you've learned about this topic and how you intend to apply it. Feel free to post questions and comments too.

Live Sessions

Is there anyone here that includes live sessions in their online teaching?

Resources - and software suggestions for purchase

It is very difficult to find effective software for online learning.  Some very repected companies just put out software that is an image of the textbook that reads the words aloud and moves the graphics around in a very crude manner.  Is there a location or a blog where people post virtual learning activities that are actually worth the money, or even free?

Characteristics of Quality Online Courses

This section of content is a great guideline to follow to ensure that online learning is engaging and organized for all students to access.  Structural integrity is important for students to navigate the current chapter and associated resources without having to use additional time searching for assignments and guessing what icon to click on. Once the educator sets up their course content in a user friendly and organized way, students learn how to access the informaiton by taking well thought out steps to reach their destination. 

Incorporating Copyrighted Educational Materials | Origin: EL114

This is a general discussion forum for the following learning topic: Respecting Copyrights and Leveraging Available Resources --> Incorporating Copyrighted Educational Materials Post what you've learned about this topic and how you intend to apply it. Feel free to post questions and comments too.

Digital Citizenship | Origin: EL114

This is a general discussion forum for the following learning topic: Respecting Copyrights and Leveraging Available Resources --> Digital Citizenship Post what you've learned about this topic and how you intend to apply it. Feel free to post questions and comments too.

Legality Issues | Origin: EL114

This is a general discussion forum for the following learning topic: Respecting Copyrights and Leveraging Available Resources --> Legality Issues Post what you've learned about this topic and how you intend to apply it. Feel free to post questions and comments too.