In virtual environments students can easily become isolated from each other, passively watching instead of participating in instruction. This course, created by James Madison University professor Kristina Doubet, will cover the rationale, effective practices, and sample tools for creating virtual and face-to-face opportunities for students to strengthen and practice their communication and collaboration skills.Enroll: Communication & Collaboration
Whether learning in person or virtually, students need opportunities to process content while building thinking skills. This course will give teachers foundations, strategies, and tools for designing instruction that integrates higher-level thinking and creativity across grade levels and content areas in both face-to-face and virtual spaces. Doubet also created the content for this course.Enroll: Critical & Creative Thinking
This course, created by award-winning author Rick Wormeli, focuses on the importance of quality feedback as both a necessity for learning and a way to motivate student engagement in virtual learning. Without personalized feedback, online learning may become nothing more than a swapping of files and grades, unlikely to result in learning that lasts. This course covers rationale and effective practice as well as sample strategies from a variety of content areas and grade levels.Enroll: Descriptive Feedback
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