YouTube has become the go-to source for teachers looking to enrich their lessons with video, bring concepts to life, or get some grading done at the back of the room. While it might be a powerful tool, and it has some safeguards against truly inappropriate content, it still takes some work to use it responsibly.
Live chat, class discussion boards, email, webinars, and virtual field trips are all samples of online course interactions that have become staples over the past 10 years. Are they all needed for online student success? Or is it primarily the frequency and/or the application of a substantial grade percentage that needs to be changed to existing modes of online interactions between students and instructors?