Thanks for those thoughts, Elaine.
My next stop is to go and look at the icebreakers, so I'm looking forward to your tongue-twister!
Completely agree that online learning has a lot of the same needs as any other learning. And, as is hopefully clear from the course activities, we agree about using a variety of techniques, too. I'd like to hear more about the sorts of ways those principles apply in your face-to-face teaching experience, and how you think you might be able to transfer them to online courses?