Effective online teaching is not just about the content, it is also down to the way instructors engage with their students. Here, Shannon McCarty from National University discusses how a strong instructor presence can help keep students on track, filmed as part of REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit. The virtual event showcased the best practices, techniques and tools for online teaching in higher education. If you’re in a rush, browse the timeline below for the key topics covered and where in the video to find them.
01:05 Why a strong instructor presence online is important
03:01 How to develop a strong instructor presence online
05:45 How to design your online presence
07:58 Key areas to consider in designing your presence and feedback methods
09:33 Proactive outreach to students
10:25 Motivate students with messaging
13:30 Asking students to use your first name – yes or no?
14:24 Will students who do not get mentioned in class feel isolated, and how can one prevent this?
15:23 How can one manage larger class sizes of 50 to 100 alongside many other duties?
18:35 How do you measure or gauge what students find motivating and helpful?
20:07 How to manage gendered expectations for different faculty members
21:28 How do you encourage students to login, read emails or stay engaged?
23:44 Advice for making students more comfortable with attending virtual office hours
25:36 How can instructors approach students who don’t want to be recognised?
27:25 An explanation of “feed forward” as a student engagement strategy
This video was produced by REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit, hosted by Arizona State University.