Updated: Jul 1, 2020
A strong social group online can’t be the only safety net for your learners. Sometimes the best social support comes from being able to contact you directly. While it may seem like an intimidating or complicated prospect, with the right boundaries and expectations in place, you can offer your learners an extra bit of human contact to get them through your course.
“In any traditional educational environment, instructors are available during set periods of the day or week to talk to learners. There’s no reason this can’t happen online as well. With tools like Google Calendar, Hangouts, and Skype, you can easily post availability slots and allow learners to schedule a meeting with you via video call.”