Creating presence, currency and connection in digital learning with video blogs

Joanne Elliott, Chie Adachi
2021 ASCILITE 2021: Back to the Future – ASCILITE '21 Proceedings ASCILITE 2021 in Armidale   unpublished
There is a substantial body of work arguing that sense of belonging, connection and interaction is a critical element for students to persist and succeed in learning online. However online students frequently report feeling isolated and disconnected from teachers, peers, and the institution. This paper explores the use of regular, informal video messages to facilitate these connections in a fully online course We argue that such videos can build teacher presence, provide opportunities for
more » ... g feedback, guidance, emerging developments and professional insights, and contribute to a dynamic and engaging learning environment. We share preliminary feedback and reflections on the use of such videos and discuss the next steps in measuring the impact of these videos on student learning and satisfaction.
doi:10.14742/ascilite2021.0121 fatcat:2sxdkcx4ifhahfbqa22gvrquxu