How Can I Get Started With the Virtual Classroom?
Teaching online requires shifts in your approach. We give you the instructional and logistical perspectives to succeed in the virtual classroom. Starting with a clarification of terms, you’ll see how the synchronous environment of the online classroom lends itself to using other media to draw students in.
Virtual Classroom Teaching Tips
Data shows that more than 6.1 million students have taken at least one online course and the number of students and professors involved in online education keeps growing.
Yet no matter how experienced an educator you are, teaching online requires shifts in your approach.
How Can I Get Started With the Virtual Classroom? gives you the instructional and logistical perspectives you need to succeed in cyberspace.
Presenter Jill Schiefelbein draws on her experience as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University and as a communications consultant to show you the ins and outs of teaching in a virtual college classroom.
Practical and to the point, like all Magna 20-Minute Mentors, How Can I Get Started With the Virtual Classroom? walks you through the conceptual and practical process of establishing a new online course.
The video content is combined with extremely helpful handouts and checklists to further your learning.
Starting with a clarification of terms, you’ll see how the synchronous environment of the online classroom lends itself to using other media to draw students in.
In this fast and focused online course design program, you will explore:
- Using audio, video, text, polling questions, whiteboards, and other applications to engage students
- Planning online classes with a rule of thumb designed to enhance student involvement
- The importance of setting expectations for student participation
- What it takes to make your online presentations compelling
- A checklist covering what to do before, during, and after your course
You’ll come away from this session with:
- A deeper understanding of how to use online teaching to achieve learning objectives
- Knowledge of the multiple channels available to strengthen student connection to course material
- A framework for planning and presenting course content online
- Interactive techniques to increase student engagement
Produce Code: PM12LA
Speaker, author, entrepreneur and recovering academic Jill Schiefelbein is The Dynamic Communicator™. From analyzing classified documents obtained from military raids of terrorist camps to assessing jihad messaging strategies, to starting and managing an online education office serving 60,000+ students, to her own entrepreneurial ventures, Jill successfully creates and executes communication strategies that help people and companies solve problems, retain and develop employees, and enhance the bottom line.
With eight years of business-building, eleven years of university teaching, sixteen years of speaking experience and a desire to help businesses and individuals reach their goals, Jill is uniquely positioned to help you and your business utilize dynamic communication to accelerate results. She is co-author of Business and Professional Communication in the Global Workplace, a frequent guest on business podcasts, and an official video partner and contributing writer for Entrepreneur. Learn more at http://thedynamiccommunicator.com and follow Jill on Twitter @dynamicjill.
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