Monthly Archives: November 2013

» Instructor Presence in an Online Course Purdue University

Techniques to establish instructor presence include:
• Sending welcoming messages and preliminary information about the course before it begins.
• Create meet the instructor and course navigation videos to initiate students to social presence and help establish expectations.
• Sharing information related to personal and professional interests.
• Making your course site organized and easy to navigate.
• Using the announcement forum to communicate important information about your course.
• Setting expectations at the beginning of your course for how often you will check messages and how soon
• Providing timely feedback to students, using a variety of formats (i.e., email, phone, online office hours).
• Sharing your expertise with students.
• Using names when asking students to explain rationale or posing questions to them.
• Monitoring student progress.
• Actively problem solving with students.

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WPI Teaching with Technology Collaboratory – Improving Your Teaching Presence in Distance Learning Courses

Teaching presence is a significant component of the community of inquiry model developed by Garrison, Anderson and Archer in 2000. The components of this model are cognitive presence, social presence and teaching presence. Cognitive presence encompasses the course content and its contribution to critical thinking skills. Social presence is the social environment created in an online teaching course. Teaching presence includes the organization of course content, activities, and interaction along with the added expertise of the instructor (Anderson, Elloumi, 274). Teaching presence is defined in the model as “the design, facilitation, and direction of cognitive and social processes for the purpose of realizing personally meaningful and educationally worthwhile learning outcomes” (Anderson, Rourke, Garrison, Archer). Although the instructor is not physically present in a distance learning course, implementing the following techniques can improve the sense of presence for your students.

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Classroom Flipping: Jump Over The Hurdles | EdTechReview™

When technology boomed inside the territories of the global hemisphere, all aspects of human life were vastly affected. Especially, the educational sector brought in huge wonders. Students were shoved off the heavy burden of following the same boring conventional educational methods.


 “Classroom flipping was a hit, resulting in wide smiles on the murky faces of students and revival of new spirit of teaching in teachers.


To begin with, classroom flipping requires that you reach to every student effectively. Listen to their queries, do on-the-spot mentoring and get them to pursue the rest of the class activities with enthusiasm. This process is successful only when instructions are moved from group learning space to individual learning space. Now what the hurdle here could be:


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