Whenever you choose an online course over the regular class in a campus, be sure and confident about participating in the class. Throughout the course, it’s an important practice of contributing to class discussions. The online class helps the participants to share their ideas not only for having the good grades but also for developing a power to speak confidently. Students who take my online class are always supported by me to actively participate and learn more through the discussions in the class. Being engaged in the conversion among students can raise your confidence to new heights.
The online class discussions also help you in reflecting what you have absorbed through the lectures. You can have more command over the subject. The students through the online discussions sessions can also analyze the points critically with all of the perspectives to be good at it. Students can help me with my online classes more due to the strong observation and learning spirit. The online class helps students to be very clear about all the concepts discussed in the discussion interval.
If you are new in taking the online classes and worried about these details than you can consider the following tips described. They will help you in participating in the class discussions.
Do open conversation:
Always make sure to be brief enough to make your point clear to your class fellows. This can help you in expanding your overall understanding of that topic. Make your class fellows help in gaining the best of the concept regarding the topic being discussed. You ask them questions and also ask them to give you the sincere answers about the topic. Try to relate the main points given by your fellows to the points you have in mind. Point out the differences and similarities and bring out the best from the topic.
Share the resources:
The online class helps the students to be very accurate with the references they share for elaborating the discussion. The additional research on the topic also can be very reflecting to your class fellows and professor. Share the articles being published by the scholars and valid authors to promote the further discussion. You can also attach the PDF file to be more prominent among your classmates.
Use of multimedia:
A text response to the questions asked by the students is a mainstream idea. You can choose to create a video, picture or an audio file for being more prominent. Posting pictures in the discussion thread can support your idea and thoughts more. If you don’t get a picture related to your thoughts, you can draw a picture yourself and can ask your classmates for their feedback.
Answer all the questions:
Try to focus on all the questions and answer session going on related to the topic. Students who take my online class are always appreciated for participating in the class discussions by answering all the questions and making the points clear to all the other students.
Whether you agree or disagree with any point, you have to be polite to your colleagues. You can disagree with others politely and can give your point of view in a respectable manner. Avoid harsh words and taunts or placing blames on others. You just have to responsive by keeping the environment healthy.