As I wade through the forums in this course and process/digest all the new information and well-written posts, I notice I am always processing the information through the lens of online learning – ie. How will this concept transfer to the online environment?
I work for a college that does combined programs – so some face-to-face and onsite labs/practicums, but the majority of the learning is done online. The online learning has some interactivity – such as forums like these – as well as weekly webinar meetings to review content.
Icebreakers are a common way to get participants in a class to get to know each other and start conversations and connections to start the process of group bonding. This is especially important in a cohort model, which is the model we have at my workplace. So I wondered if there are “virtual icebreakers” that my instructors could use…
This article is more corporate focused, but I think the principles could be applied across many industries. And, as someone who worked in corporate IT for many years, I think these are great ideas: