Has learning seemed boring for you lately? Has sitting through a boring class online been making you incredibly bored and sleepy? Well, we have the best ideas for you to engage your college students in an online class.
We, at RCM, recognize that college instructors feel like they are the only ones doing all the talking in classrooms infrastructures, without any response coming from college students. Without letting it get to them and demotivating them, we’ve come up with some activities that they can indulge college students for an exciting learning session.
1. Pose Open-Ended Questions
If asking a yes or no question, you can be sure that you’ll get a nod in response. Instead, if you ask them an open-ended question, they will be required to give you a better answer. They will give out their opinions and, this way, even introverts can answer.
You can construct a question like: “What are the challenges you faced while completing this assignment?” This question will hit the college students like a dart, facilitating them to give vent to their feelings and opinions about the assignment. These kinds of questions can push college students to openly express their opinions better and participate more in class.
2. Collate the Opinions of Your Students
Our attempt is to make learning interactive, innovative, and overall an amazing experience for both college students and professors. As an instructor, you will get a better insight of their opinions if you collate their opinions together.
It will not be an overstatement to say that the power of student-cantered reviews is enormous. Once you give the college students freedom to express their opinions, they will be encouraged to interact with their mates.
This will further give rise to their interaction in virtual classrooms, permitting you to identify the pain points of your students. With this experiment, you can make the necessary changes in a class according to the student’s feedback.
3. Prompt Students to Pick the Befitting Option
You can start some effective activities to increase the effectiveness of your students when you start a class. You can present them with a question or a scenario. Taking the scenario in hand, ask them a question and tell them to respond with their best solution to solve the problem. The scenarios can be real-life based for more relatability.
This activity will be helpful in recapitulating the important information that should be memorized by college students to answer examination questions.
4. Mystery quotation
Test how well your students respond to theoretical and hypothetical situations and can apply their understanding in an issue. After you’ve gone through a topic with them, inculcate that topic into a quotation. Ask them if they can come up with the person who said the quotation. Make it even more interesting by asking them if they agree with the quotation and why.
Students can debate this issue in small breakout groups before beginning a whole-class discussion.
RCM tries their best to make virtual classes as interesting as possible. We strive to make them so that students can simplify the way they learn new things. We do so to make sure the students’ efforts go solely towards channelizing the attention of students to get better academic grades. The second and biggest factor is so that they can break away from the monotony of conventional learning and take a more interactive approach.
Investing your time to blend in teaching with some of the above-mentioned activities will pave the way for a better participation from college students.