This episode of Online Learning in a Hurry is all about the way we take up space in our face 2 face classrooms. Think about what you do in the first five minutes of class. How do you walk in the room? What kind of questions do you ask students? How do you establish the social contract with your students before they do an activity? What kinds of things do you do to make them feel safe or welcomed or just that right amount of nervous so they can learn?
Think your way through these questions. Then think about how you can do those same things in an online space. Find a learning specialist, or an instructional designer or a friend who can talk to you about how you can do that. Failing that, leave us a comment here, and we’ll do our best to lend a hand.