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Engaging and motivating students


Engaging and motivating students

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Download the supporting PDF file for this episode from the Learning to Teach Online project website.Engaging students in online learning is critical for success. In this episode, we speak with teachers and students about strategies for improving engagement and motivation in online learning environments. Effective facilitation, creating learning communities, strategies for motivating students, and encouraging and sustaining participation are discussed.
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: January 20, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 07, 2013
Submitter: Simon McIntyre
Keywords: engaging, altc, motivate, students, collaboration, watson, mcintyre, motivation, community, learning, education, ltto, teach, ground rules, online, training, elearning, presence, participation, cofa, blended, professional development, unsw, engagement


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Avatar for Thomas Pfundstein
3 years ago

Thomas Pfundstein (Administrator)

This is a video resource that interviews experienced online instructors who provide insight on teach online effectively. 

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes

Avatar for Dorinne Banks
4 years ago

Dorinne Banks (Librarian)

This video is part of a series designed to help teachers learn how to effectively teach in the online environment.  The video includes interviews with faculty and experienced online instructors.  It stimulates interest for the viewer to want to know more about the subject.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 min.