Here’s a great article by Faculty Focus on the “Seven Tips for Creating a Positive Online Learning Experience“.
Try applying these principles in your own Odijoo classroom :
Use Odijoo’s internal messaging system to send out introductions and alerts to your students. Try also engaging your students in a few introductory activities to get to know them better and create discussion.
“Constant presence in the classroom…”
Keep your students engaged by constantly creating discussions in your classroom. In Odijoo, anyone can start a discussion within a classroom, so you can encourage your students to do the same.
“Timely response to all student postings and assignments…”
Set criteria for your Odijoo quizzes and Odijoo discussions in the completion reports settings. Include detailed automatic feedback but also provide individual feedback to students for a personal touch and a more effective learning experience.
“Be clear in all “housekeeping” aspects…”
Make your course policies known, by setting specific grading criteria for your classrooms and annoncing it to students in quiz wording, classroom discussions and messages. Odijoo makes it easy to not only set a standard for your classroom, but also to make that standard known to your students.
“Give assignment feedback that is positive and that helps the student improve…”
Be detailed in your Odijoo quiz feedback and completion reports. If a student something right, provide some positive reinforcement. If they get it wrong, let them know how to improve for next time.
“Share tips, ideas, information, and personal perspectives to make the students feel more comfortable…”
Odijoo’s social learning features make it easy for students and teachers to discuss, collaborate, share and learn together – take advantage of this!
Read the full article here