Tip 1: Make everyone feel comfortable first Example: Blog by teacher talking about self, hobbies, interests, etc
Tip 2: Provide structure and reliability – Weekly outline of expectations with links to resources, etc.
Tip 3: Prevent stagnancy & dropout – Don’t sit back . Get involved and be a part of the forums, etc. Have an active presence.
Tip 4: Be ready for technophobia – Be sensitive and responsive to this need.
Tip 5: Be available – Students need response to questions within 24 hours (or sooner). Virtual hours are a good habit, too.
Tip 6: Peer interaction is essential – Use group work and collaboration
Tip 7: Understand diversity in learning – Deliberately give options
Tip 8: Emerge, change & grow – One way is to poll students on their satisfaction (and attend Moot)