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Student expectations

Having a social presence in your unit through different communication channels means that you can introduce yourself and also clearly articulate your expectations of students during the course of the unit.

Your expectations:

  • their behaviour
  • the standard and format of work they need to complete.

Students' expectations:

  • how and when you will participate online
  • response times for feedback on their questions and assessment
  • your preferred means of communication.

Phirangee, K., Demmans, C, and Hewitt, J (2016). Exploring the relationships between facilitation methods, students' sense of community and their online behaviours, in Online Learning Journal, v.20, no 2. Retrieved from: http://olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org/index.php/olj/article/view/775 [Accessed 7 July 2016].

Cooke, N., (2016). Information sharing, community development, and deindividuation in the eLearning domain, in Online Learning Journal, v.20, no 2. Retrieved from: http://olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org/index.php/olj/article/view/614 (Accessed 7 July 2016)