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How can I make my video lectures effective and engaging? (20-Minute Mentor)

The impersonal, text-heavy nature of many online classrooms makes it challenging for instructors to engage students with course material in an interesting, meaningful way. Video lectures provide an effective way for online instructors to teach content, personalize the learning experience, and evoke social conventions that promote students’ engagement with course material. But, for students to … Continue reading How can I make my video lectures effective and engaging? (20-Minute Mentor)

How can you create questions that stimulate engaging conversations in online discussion boards? (20-Minute Mentor)

An interactive online discussion has the potential to enhance student engagement, increase learning, foster satisfaction, and humanize the online learning experience. But to gain the benefits available through an online discussion, it is essential that discussions start with an engaging, thought-provoking prompt. Without a thoughtful prompt, there is simply not a reason for students to … Continue reading How can you create questions that stimulate engaging conversations in online discussion boards? (20-Minute Mentor)