How to Create College Courses That Are More Human

In today’s technology-driven society, people understand that not all interactions online involve another human. While this isn’t typically problematic for simple interactions – such as discovering the answer to an FAQ came from a chatbot and not an employee of an organization – it is troubling in the land of education. Online courses that lack the human element can harm the learning experience. Written lectures instead of spoken ones, self-advancing slide shows, and similar kinds of content feel automated, giving the impression that it’s a bot behind the course and not an instructor. Students may feel less engaged or connected to the class because the course doesn’t feel human-centric, causing them to fall short of the learning objectives. While online courses will always feel different from in-person classes, that doesn’t mean they can’t be created to seem more human. If you are wondering how you can make online college classes more human-centric, here are some tips.

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