The 3S Method to Successful Online Course Communication

Published on May 11, 2020

Presentation created for the Virtual Symposium - Online Teaching Essentials, hosted by Ferris State University, May 12 - 14, 2010.


Successful Online Course Communication

The 3S Method
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What are the goals of this session?

  • Describe how communication strategies can impact students
  • Identify 3 necessary online course components to communicate
  • Implement communication strategies applicable to your course

Communication Games Professors Play by Accident

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Door #1, or Door #2?

Name that Tune

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Chutes and Ladders

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Please, after you.

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3S Method for Communication

  • Structure
  • Success
  • Strategy
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An online teaching & learning game

1.  Structure

In one sentence, can you describe the organizational nature of your course?

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1.  Communicating Organizational Structure

2.  Success


2.  Communicating How to Succeed

3.  Strategy

What strategy does your course communicate?
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3.  Communicating Learning Strategies


3.  Communicating Learning Strategies


3.  Communicating Learning Strategies

3S Recap

  • Structure--Course organization
  • Success--Relate activities and assessments to outcomes
  • Strategy--Use technology to promote learning strategies
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Contact Dr. Tracy Russo, Senior Instructional Designer, Ferris State University
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