Engaging Students with Announcements
Announcements are an important component of establishing your instructor presence in online courses. Posting an announcement 2-3 times each week can increase learner engagement and success by keeping students informed about upcoming deadlines and available resources. Announcements also offer meaningful opportunities for you to share your expertise and enthusiasm with your students. Check out the resources below for more information about applying the Community of Inquiry framework to your announcements.
Effective Announcements Module
Professional Development Opportunity
This self-paced learning module presents strategies for creating effective announcements in your online courses.
Best Practices for Creating Effective Announcements
Strategies to help create effective announcements that incorporate teaching presence, social presence, and cognitive presence. Includes sample phrases and scenarios that apply the Community of Inquiry framework.
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