Maintain Your Presence
Bring in the outside world when relevant to demonstrate your own active interest in the class topics and involve the students. For example, an instructor could inform the class, "don’t know if any of you have seen the news today about the economic stimulus plan, but it highlights the importance of our current discussion concerning that issue. I was very struck by the fact that the New York Times editorial challenges the findings that have been accepted by nearly everyone, including me, on this issue. Take a look for yourself at the following URL."
Ko, S., Rossen, S. (2010). Teaching Online: A Practical Guide (p.305-309). New York: Routledge.
Reinert-Alumni Library: LB 2395.7 .K67 2010