Proven Approaches to Motivating Engagement by Students in Online Classes
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An instructor’s role in motivating students may be more important in online than in any other format of classes. Online classes can still be viewed as isolating for students who have to learn on their own and present their knowledge through participation in various activities on the discussion board. Students do not always have enough self-motivation to contribute consistently and thoughtfully in activities. Thus, involving students in collaboration seems to be one of the more perplexing tasks with which instructors have to deal. Even so, several proven approaches are available for encouraging students to participate in online class activities.