OLT-640 Communication and Interactivity in Online Learning

The technology enabling online learning allows communication and interaction between student and texts, student and teacher, and student and other students. This course considers the theoretical aspects of communication and interactivity and the practical skills of facilitating online discussions and online interactions. With the advent of web 2.0, the interactive web, there are new ways of communicating with students. Some are appropriate for an online class, some are not. This course will examine communication in light of new developments, keeping in mind that all courses must conform to solid pedagogical principles. Students will also be working to develop a "philosophy of online teaching" statement that is often required when applying for an online teaching position.

Credits: 3

Offered in Oct 2020, Apr 2021

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