OTL 301 Post 2

Now that I read more about teaching presence, I realize that establishing cohesion and sustaining respect and responses is necessary and needs to be added to my repertoire of effective practices. While I identified an excellent curriculum and responding to students’ posts are critical characteristics of teaching presence, I now realize that it goes beyond those elements. For example, I now realize that more purposeful statements, such as “Next week we will discuss…” provides a sense of organization and community. I also realize that facilitating activities are done to create community and cohesion.