Conquering The Isolation Of The Online Classroom

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How To Conquer The Isolation Of The Online Classroom 

Many feel a major benefit of working in the online learning environment, whether as a student or an instructor, is the flexibility that you can work or study from anywhere at any time. However, that benefit is a two-edged sword. It can lead to one of online’s greatest drawbacks: Isolation. Being in different areas and time zones across the country (or the world), it can be easy for instructors or students to feel they are on their own, rather than part of a community and drawing from that strength. This is especially true in the asynchronous classroom environment. How can teachers make their online classroom more of a learning community? How can telecommuting faculty develop a sense of comradery with their peers?

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