7 Ways to Support Developmental Online Learners

Teaching developmental courses poses special challenges in the online environment. In addition to helping students learn the content, the instructor also has to help developmental learners navigate the online classroom. Karen Woodring, an associate professor of English HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, teaches developmental English and takes special measures to support these learners. (These techniques can also be useful in college-level courses because, as Woodring says, “We are all developmental in some way.”)

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