Building a community in online classes
With students unable to meet in person with any of their classmates during online classes, many (especially first-year students) feel alone, isolated, and unsupported by teachers or classmates. What can we as online teachers do to help students get to know their classmates, feel engaged and supported, and feel like they are part of a community? This presentation demonstrates simple, low-tech ways to engage students and turn your class into a community for learning and socializing. (This is for teachers seeking low-tech options. High-tech teachers, walk away.) But there will be opportunities for participating teachers to exchange ideas.