Provide the following instructor information: contact, availability, brief biography, picture and video.
- First impressions are the most lasting! Students not only have the chance to begin familiarizing with our CI Learn page, course components, tools and resources before our first class meeting, I also try to create a welcoming and reassuring message for them in my 3 minute introductory video. I try to connect more personally with them by telling them a little about my background and my dedication for the teaching of Spanish. Additionally, for those students who might feel intimidated by the idea of taking a “blended course,” I also emphasize that the main technical requirement for the class is simply to have regular access to a computer with internet connection during the semester. Something that I learned in Michelle’s How to Humanize your Online Class course is the importance of creating effective introductory videos to begin establishing instructor presence since the first day of classes.
3. INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION
- I provide students with more information about me in a written biographical note found in the course navigation menu under “Sobre mí” (About me)
- I have also included instructor´s contact and availability information in the syllabus and in the course navigation menu under ¨Horas de oficina.”