One of the most effective ways to promote student engagement is to provide opportunities for positive interactions – both personal and content-related – so that students feel like part of a community.
In online classes, student satisfaction is correlated with higher levels of peer interaction and instructor presence . In online courses or large lectures, it can be hard for a student to feel like they are recognized as an individual; however, by providing regular and respectful interaction with instructors and classmates, students will have more resources for help and feel connected to the course.
- Connecting with Students: Explore the what, how, and why of creating learning environments where students feel welcomed and included.
- Faculty Interaction: Gain confidence in best practices for making the most of your interactions with students and maximizing your impact as an instructor.