Connecting with Your Students Through Humor

June 03, 2020
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Connecting with Your Students Through Humor A simple joke students can relate to often sets the stage for a fun learning experience. How can we bring humor into our online courses? It takes skill to be hilarious, but it’s worth a try and can create a sense of community among the instructor and students in the course. Regina and Keirsten cite three articles that confirm the effectiveness of a humorous teaching approach:

  1. https://resilienteducator.com/instructional-design/using-humor-in-online-learning/
  2. https://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2009/10/100-hilarious-college-courses-that-really-exist/
  3. https://hms.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/HMS_OTB_Spring10_Vol16_No2.pdf