In therapy language is very important. .
BANDLER, RICHARD & GRINDER, JOHN; SATIR, VIRGINIA & BATESON, GREGORY etc. The Structure Of Magic I: A Book About Language And Therapy..Is an example of this connection.
In my opinion language in online courses needs a lot of thinking.
In online teaching many aspects of communication are lost. Most non-verbal communication is not possible. Even a teacher talking on video is not a quality replacement for F2F communication.
The teacher cannot watch the students, cannot see body language of students. Students cannot see each other and no teacher.
In my opinion this lack of important aspects of communication has to be taken care of. Online teaching needs careful communication.
We have to think and experiment about our language in online teaching. How could we use language to improve connections in online teaching?
Do we need to use words like: we, I or you, when we write texts for online courses?
Do we use passive or active verbal form or passive voice?