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Maintaining engagement in online lessons

In this step, we look at ways that we can maintain engagement in our online lessons.

Maintaining engagement can be harder in an online environment, especially in contexts where learners haven’t selected to learn online but have to because of necessity, and where class sizes are large.

Task

Watch Lindsay and Marie Therese giving tips on how to maintain engagement in online lessons. Take notes on what they say about these things:

1) What we can bring from our face-to-face teaching experience

2) Teacher talking time

3) Interactivity

4) Movement

5) The use of share screen

Please note down your answers on a piece of paper

Check your answers

Reflect and share

Think about your experiences of teaching online lessons, or attending online training sessions, webinars or meetings. What do you think is important for maintaining engagement in online lessons? Share one idea in the comments.

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