Building Student-Teacher Rapport in Online Classes: Hindrances and Helpful Tools

Meredith Aquila

Session Information

Year: 2018 | Time: 4:15pm-5:30pm (Poster Session) | Location: POSTER: Johnson Center (Dewberry Hall)


In this presentation based on the 2018 Higher Education Dissertation of the Year, we will explore student-instructor rapport from the faculty perspective. Using data collected from in-depth interviews of college teachers, advice will be offered for online (and face-to-face) rapport-building, along with some words of caution about the challenges of building rapport between online instructors and their students.


active learning; student engagement


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