Creating an InvitingLearning SpaceConnie Weber, Senior ManagerBlackboard Consultingcweber@blackboard.com
Connie Weber• Senior Manager, Blackboard Training (7 years)Education:• Florida State University, B.A. English, Psychology• University of Kentucky, M.A. EnglishBlackboard Experience:• Distance Learning Coordinator – Guilford Technical Community College (Greensboro, NC) – 5 years• Associate Professor of English – Introduction to Literature, Professional Writing, Expository Writing, Argument-based Research• Online Course Developer – North Carolina Community College System
2. Make Your Learners Feel Welcome“In the host role, online instructors draw students into the experience of online learning and respond to student needs and concerns with a patient, welcoming, attentive attitude.”Reference: “Five Roles I Play in Online Courses,” Scot Headley
2. Make Your Learners Feel WelcomeWhat are some ways to make students feel welcome to a course?1.2.3.
Welcome DiscussionUsing your name as an acronym, describe yourself as a learner. For example: CONNIEC - creativeO - openN – not likely to give upN – nearly always on timeI - independentE - engaged19
ResourcesHow Many Discussion Posts Each Week, A Simply Delicious Answer• http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/online-education/how-many- faculty-discussion-posts-each-week-a-simply-delicious-answer/Cheryl Hayek, Grantham University, Online Education, January 18, 2012Five Roles I play in Online Classeshttp://www.sevenstaracademy.org/downloads/Resources/Five%20role s.pdfScot Headley, Innovate: Journal of Online Education, v2 n1 Oct-Nov 2005
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