Center for Online Learning
Georgia Southern University

Course Design as Teaching Presence in Online Courses

Faculty often struggle with the concept of online teaching presence. Does “being present” in an online course mean posting a new video every week (or every day)? Does it mean hosting live, synchronous sessions? Does it mean responding to every discussion post or email immediately?

Actually, a large part of your online “teaching presence” can be built into the design of the course and can be as unique and personal as when you teach in a classroom. A deliberate and effective online course design also establishes your instructor presence when it focuses on delivering an effective and enjoyable learning experience to students.

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Posted in Course Design, Faculty, Folio, Pedagogy

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