I’m putting together a workshop for the spring to help faculty improve their online classrooms. Rather than just identify a list of strategies, I thought incorporating a more student-centered approach would make the workshop a little more authentic. Students’ online experiences can help faculty see what the online classroom looks like from another point of view and help instructors see the impact of their design choices and their modes of interaction. In a face-to-face classroom, these experiences are more tangible and observable. In an online classroom, many of these experiences are not easily viewable.
Want to help? If you’ve been an online student, complete the following online survey and outline some of the times you’ve felt unsupported as a student. If you work with students who’ve taken online classes, please share the survey with them. I’ll be sure to share the responses in a future blog post.
Thanks for the help.