Connect five

Connect five - 5 engagement strategies for bringing out the best in your online students

Key takeaways

  • Give assignments more meaning by asking students to connect coursework to issues that matter to them
  • Give students a choice in assignment development by allowing them to choose (or vote as a class) on topics and formats
  • Solicit multiple points of view through research assignments

In a remote environment, it can be challenging (but not impossible!) to recreate the engagement and camaraderie of your in-person courses. Try these five proven strategies for connecting with your students, improving class collaboration, and increasing the quality of class discussion and coursework.

Build your students’ conversational skills by assigning interviews with guest speakers, class presentations, and student-led teaching.

Meet the authors
Leana M. Bowman
Leana M. Bowman
Senior Specialist

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