Free MOOC – Human Element: An Essential Online Course Component
Please join Whitney Kilgore, Vice President, Academic Partnerships and Samantha Duque, Senior Consultant, Academic Partnerships International for a free, online MOOC starting October 21, 2013 through November 24, 2013.
Students want to know their instructor. This challenges online faculty to integrate technologies, such as avatars, video, and social media, to introduce their digital personalities and enhance learners’ experiences. This is called “humanizing,” which, according to DuCharme-Hansen, Dupin-Bryant, 2005 “reduces the psychological distance between the students and the instructor.”
As online learning initiatives continue to expand, so does the need to leverage new learning technology to ensure students feel connected and engaged with the instructor and the course material.
- Learn how to integrate educational technology tools into an online course with an emphasis on technology that can create an instructor presence or increase personal interaction.
- Share insights and suggestions about how to “humanize” online courses by maximizing the use of flexibleeducational technology tools.
- Demonstrate how technology-facilitated interactions can make instructors and learners more “real” online and how this correlates with student learning and retention.
Click here to enroll in the MOOC: Human Element: An Essential Online Course Component.
We look forward to learning with you!