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How I Learned to Connect with My Students While I Tried to Connect My Students to the Online Classroom PROCEEDING

, National University, United States

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Washington, DC ISBN 978-1-939797-29-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

When people feel connected to their professor, to their classmates, and to the subject matter, they are more likely to perceive classroom discussions, readings, and assignments as personally relevant and worthwhile. Today, the majority of people stay connected using technology and different digital tools. This suggests that online classrooms should include more multi-media formats, so learners can feel more connected to the online classroom. The idea is that when learners feel a strong connection with the classroom and when pieces of their own lives are integrated into their learning, they will feel connected to the classroom and therefore perceive the learning experience as being relevant and worthwhile for them personally. Presented here is an example of someone who designed an online course for adult learners, sought ways to make them feel more connected to the online classroom, and ultimately learned how to form stronger connections with his students using Weblogs.

Citation

Rago, D. (2017). How I Learned to Connect with My Students While I Tried to Connect My Students to the Online Classroom. In J. Johnston (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2017 (pp. 133-137). Washington, DC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 14, 2017 from .