America’s voted, well, perhaps that’s a bit of a streeeeeetchhhhh. But the votes are in and tallied and congratulations go to all of our participants for enriching their student Blackboard course sites with these creative banners. And, special congratulations to Math Trafton for winning our first ever FLC Banner Challenge! You’ll be hearing from us shortly Math.
First impressions are important so having a course banner is a great way to make a good first impression. But that’s not all. What about your sense of presence? How do you create an online persona so your students feel like they know you and are connected with the course and their learning? SPOILER ALERT!!!
During the next two weeks we’d like you to share with us ways that you insert yourself into the online classroom. You might want to read Rob Kelly’s Creating a Sense of Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom to get some ideas on ways you can increase your persona, your social presence and your instructional presence. Stay tuned for the opening of our next faculty challenge, coming soon!