Humanizing Your Online Course

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Presentation made at Lake Tahoe Community College on how we can better connect with our online students by making our class more human and using the Etudes Learning Management System to do that.

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  • Humanizing Your Online Course

    1. 1. HUMANIZING YOUR ONLINE CLASS Warming up a Cold Medium JIM MARTENEY DISTANCE LEARNING TRAINER
    2. 2. High Tech High Touch John NaisbittWarm and Cold Medium Marshall McLuhan
    3. 3. Can Your Class be a “Third Place” On Neutral Ground Is a leveler Conversation is the Main Activity Accessible Ray Oldenburg
    4. 4. Can Your Class Be a “Third Place” The Regulars Low Profile Mood is Playful Home Away From Home
    5. 5. Can Your Class Be a “Third Place”
    6. 6. SO, HOW DO WE“HUMANIZE” OUR CLASSES?
    7. 7. MAKE YOUR CLASSINVITING Pete Parkin
    8. 8. GET TO KNOW YOURSTUDENTS
    9. 9. LET THEM GET TOKNOW YOU
    10. 10. USE FAMILIARLANGUAGE
    11. 11. USEEMOTICONS
    12. 12. MAKE YOURDISCUSSIONSINTERESTING
    13. 13. MAKE IT THEIR CLASSGive them a Choice of discussions
    14. 14. MAKE ITTHEIR CLASS Let them Contribute Content
    15. 15. USE SURVEYS C.A.T.S. Class Attitudes Discussion Decisions Non-class Topics
    16. 16. USE SURVEYSTwo Kinds Etudes Survey Function Poll Daddy
    17. 17. USE PICTURES
    18. 18. USE PICTURES Anyone but this one
    19. 19. USE PICTURES Anyone but this one
    20. 20. PUTYOURSELF IN PICTURESAND VIDEOS
    21. 21. BE CLEAR Let them know exactlywhat is going on. Don’t have them avoidthe class because ofconfusion. Overwrite if needed
    22. 22. KEEP THEMINFORMED
    23. 23. KEEP THEMINFORMED Announcements
    24. 24. KEEP THEMINFORMED Announcements Discussions
    25. 25. KEEP THEMINFORMED Announcements Discussions Modules
    26. 26. KEEP THEMINFORMEDADD YOUR PICTURE
    27. 27. OFFER POSITIVECOMMENTS Public Private
    28. 28. USE2.0 TOOLS
    29. 29. USE2.0 TOOLS
    30. 30. USE 2.0 TOOLSTwitter Search Widget
    31. 31. RESPONDQUICKLY
    32. 32. VARIETYVARIETYVARIETY
    33. 33. CHAT A BIT
    34. 34. GETINTERACTIVE
    35. 35. GETINTERACTIVE Get a Crossword Puzzle
    36. 36. INVITEGUESTS
    37. 37. INVITEGUESTS
    38. 38. INVITEGUESTS Kirby Timmons
    39. 39. RECRUITASSISTANTS
    40. 40. RECRUITASSISTANTS
    41. 41. MOSTIMPORTANTLY BEENTHUSIASTIC
    42. 42. Nothing great was everachieved withoutenthusiasm. ---Ralph Waldo Emerson
    43. 43. HAVE FUN
    44. 44. WHAT’S YOUR IDEAS?
    45. 45. Thank You

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