Mintz provides several suggestions that add engaging, interactive elements in an online class.
Brydon and Giacomini conducted an extensive comparison of discussion formats and outcomes in a class offered both face-to-face and online. They adjusted a number of parameters regarding discussion in the online class including the use of small groups, peer and cumulative grading, and the quality and focus of the discussion questions. Instructor and student feedback indicated these simple changes encouraged engagement, self-direction and self-regulation and helped build peer relationships.
Bass and Lawrence-Riddell describe how multimedia theory melds with Universally Designed Learning (UDL) to foster learning and digital skills. They provide a checklist built on such UDL principles as multiple means of representation; action and expression; and engagement, and several other helpful resources.
Advice about using technology to provide effective, timely, and engaging feedback is given in this helpful guide. Examples include rubrics, annotations, audio and video feedback, and peer review.
Information about ten interesting and diverse YouTube channels is shared in this article.