How should MOOC designers respond to student silence?

I just finished doing a PGCert in Digital Education, and I thought I'd post a few of things I wrote for it here. This essay was written in April 2016 for the course Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning. A teacher in a secondary school classroom raises her voice above the chatter. “Ok everyone, settling down… Continue reading How should MOOC designers respond to student silence?

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Getting to know people at the start of an online course

Offline You are a teacher, standing in a physical body in a physical classroom. It's 8:55am on the first day of a new course. Your adult students shuffle in, take out their pens and paper and sit quietly; some of them make small talk as they wait for the first lesson to begin. You sit… Continue reading Getting to know people at the start of an online course