Monitor Nonverbal Communication to Know When and How to Intervene in the Online Classroom
In the face-to-face classroom, nonverbal communication such as facial expressions, body posture, eye contact, gestures, and attendance are often used to gauge students' engagement and understanding. Instructors can use these cues to know when to provide additional support and instruction before proceeding to the next topic. But what about in the online classroom? Are there nonverbal forms of communication that can help instructors know when students have gone off track and need help?