How do you know a student is engaged in your course? What steps do you take to foster engagement? These are questions that every instructor begins to ask as they are doing course design as it is vital to the success of the course. “Engaged learners work willingly, instead of by coercion, and approach their assignments as something that matters to them personally. The spirit of engendered by engaged learners in a course is infectious, spreading among and sustaining all participants,” states an EDUCAUSE article in September/October issue (EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 45, no. 5 (September/October 2010): 38-56). The article goes on to give examples from five different instructors on how they foster engagement.
A Dialogue for Engagement will take you to the text of the article.
How would you foster engagement in your course?