Curriculum Design

Craft an Effective Instructor Bio

Decorative: "Instructor Biography"


"Using Your Instructor Bio to Humanize Course, Reduce Student Anxiety" (online article) presents 7 specific tips to "craft an effective profile" for your instructor bio in online courses "[t]o help ease ... anxiety ... [and] put students at ease." (Each point is elaborated more fully in the article.)  

1. "Keep it real."

  • "Don’t try to be someone you’re not and don’t feel pressured to create a false persona that you won’t live up to anyway." 

2. "Inspire positivity and excitement."

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