Making Human Connections in Online Teaching
by Rebecca A. Glazier, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Effective teaching is not simply delivering content. More than 40 years of research shows that increased interactions and meaningful relationships between students and professors are associated with student persistence and success (Delaney 2008; Kezar and Maxey 2014). This finding is especially strong for students of color, first-generation students, or academically struggling students (Amelink 2005; Anaya and Cole 2001; Ishiyama 2002; Strayhorn and Terrell 2007).