Stimulate Student Engagement
Developing strong communications and sense of community can help get and keep students engaged in an online course. In addition, there are a number of other strategies that faculty can employ to make that engagement last.
How faculty deliver the curriculum can increase student's active engagement and knowledge acquisition making it more important to student learning than the content.
Students learn more and are more invested in their learning when they can make the connection between the content of the course and their everyday lives. It isn't difficult to make the case that geoscience directly impacts many issues of interest to students' families and communities.
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