Ongoing Communication with Stakeholders
Communication is vital to the success of students and all stakeholders involved in online education. Quite different from traditional education, online educators must provide an environment that encourages collaboration to ensure that students are not isolated from each other. Educators must be proactive in using a variety of methods to ensure communication and students are successful in the course which can be accomplished through Twitter, Remind 101, and even Instagram. Teachers must connect with students in a way that they are familiar with.
Educators can hold Google Hangout sessions for tutorial sessions or create videos to explain assignments for students. Ongoing communication can also be in the form of progress reports and emails to at-risk students.