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February 25, 2015

Engaging Students: Online and Offline

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by Mariappan Jawaharlal, Huffington Post

How do we define engagement, and how do we engage students? Engaging is an overused word these days. Many researchers have studied student engagement and developed instruments to measure various level of engagement. As an educator, I define engagement as action. It’s that simple. Engagement manifests itself when:

Something captures your attention

You feel compelled to do something

You are self-motivated

You are involved in hands-on activities….

You make a connection between what you are being taught and it’s applications in the ‘real world’….

It feels personally meaningful….

There is drama and dilemma….

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