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The Seven Communication Habits of an Effective Online Teacher

Please list your top communication habit. Each person posts one habit and no habits can be repeated.

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Show your personality!

Show your personality!

People don't go searching online for robots. They want to learn from real people. Real people have differing personalities. Don't be afraid to show yours! The connections you make with your students will be all the richer...

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Anne Hill

Anne Hill

Understand perspectives from a different point of view and be willing to argue and discuss these perspectives. This enhances discussion as well as shows one's willingness to be creative and open-minded.

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Take the time to listen and understand where other people are coming from, not just hear their words and dismiss them.

Take the time to listen and understand where other people are coming from, not just hear their words and dismiss them.

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Alicia Newton

Alicia Newton

Three online communication strategies to foster great discussions and help your students connect to learn.

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My favorite communication habit

My favorite communication habit
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Fluffing Brain Dendrites

Fluffing Brain Dendrites

Ask questions that encourage deeper thinking. Fluff those dendrites!

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Sam Cornella

Sam Cornella

Presence is important so students know you are supporting their learning. Popping into discussions and adding posts of your own cause students to realize you are part of the learning process and community. When the instructor is present, student work often exhibits more critical, quality thinking. Communication increases in quantity and in quality.

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Timeliness! It is essential that you respond to students as quickly as possible. Students who ask questions and recei...

Timeliness! It is essential that you respond to students as quickly as possible. Students who ask questions and recei...
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Jamie Baker

Jamie Baker

Being respectful of your audience is the key to good communication!

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Carmen

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Best Communication Habit of Online Instructors

Best Communication Habit of Online Instructors

Communicate presence in the online class, don't be a ghost instructor - give feedback, be approachable and helpful.

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Personal Connections!

Personal Connections!

It's extremely important to take the time to make personal connections in online learning environments and not just go through the motions.

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Unorganized Communication

Unorganized Communication

Jennifer Owens:
Organizing communication requires forethought and planning, but in the end will benefit both the student and the teacher. It's worth the time and effort.
"Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up." -A.A. Milne

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FEEDBACK

FEEDBACK

Providing effective feedback to students in online learning is absolutely essential.

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Pertinence

Making sure that your communication is applicable and pertinent to your audience! Don't say something that isn't worthwhile and that doesn't make sense in your communication context.

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Make it Clear!

Make it Clear!

Make expectations, schedules, grading clear to the students!

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Anne Hill

Anne Hill

Being a good listener. It is the art of consciously paying attention to what others say and write. It allows you to fully respond and be more actively engaged.

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Communication Habits

Communication Habits

Use multiple forms of communication. Be open to more than email and discussions.

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Stick With The Facts!

Stick With The Facts!

Sticking to the facts, not making up stories. Unless you know the facts, don't say it.

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Understand the Bigger Picture (A. Hershelman)

Understand the Bigger Picture (A. Hershelman)

There is more than one side to every conversation. Get to know the whole picture of a conversation (not just your side) to improve communication. When we put our blinders on, we miss the bigger picture and communication may suffer as a result.

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KECottengim

KECottengim

con·nec·tion
kəˈnekSH(ə)n/
noun
1.
a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else.

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Connect learners to each other and to the real world. (Pat)

Connect learners to each other and to the real world. (Pat)
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Use the self-directed approach.

Use the self-directed approach.
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Say "Yes...and" instead of "Yes, but" whenver possible.

Say "Yes...and" instead of "Yes, but" whenver possible.

Changing one word, "but," to "and" turns a statement around and opens the possibilities instead of the limitations.